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Do Remittances Reduce Poverty and Inequality in the Western Balkans? Evidence from Macedonia

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  • Petreski, Marjan
  • Jovanovic, Branimir

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The objective of this study is to investigate whether remittances in Macedonia affect poverty and inequality. Using two household surveys, one conducted in 2008, one in 2012, we find that remittances reduce both poverty and inequality. The inequality-reducing effect has been particularly present in 2012.

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  • Petreski, Marjan & Jovanovic, Branimir, 2013. "Do Remittances Reduce Poverty and Inequality in the Western Balkans? Evidence from Macedonia," MPRA Paper 51413, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Marjan Petreski & Blagica Petreski, 2015. "Dissatisfied, feeling unequal and inclined to emigrate: Perceptions from Macedonia in a MIMIC model," Migration Letters, Transnational Press London, UK, vol. 12(3), pages 300-314, September.
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    remittances; poverty; income inequality; self-employment; Macedonia;

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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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