Impact of Remittances on Household Income, Asset and Human Capital: Evidence from Sri Lanka De, Prabal K. Ratha, Dilip 2013-05-10T19:05:00Z 2013-05-10T19:05:00Z 2012-10-25
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the developmental impacts of international remittance income on the recipient households. The empirical analysis proceeds in two parts. In the first part, we show that remittance income largely accrues to the families belonging to the bottom quintiles of the income distribution helping the recipient families move up the income ladder. In the second part, we show that remittance income has positive and significant effect on children health and education, but not on conspicuous consumption or asset accumulation. We argue that remittance income is targeted better and not as fungible as other sources of transfer income, as the senders closely monitor it. We use bias-corrected matching estimators to control for self-selection issues. en
dc.identifier.citation Migration and Development
dc.identifier.issn 2163-2324
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Migration and Development;1(1)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject remittances
dc.subject development
dc.subject migration
dc.subject asset formation
dc.title Impact of Remittances on Household Income, Asset and Human Capital: Evidence from Sri Lanka en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2012-08-21
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.journal.nbpages 163-179
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Sri Lanka
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Remittances
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Living Standards
okr.volume 1(1)
relation.isAuthorOfPublication 979327ad-ac79-5a52-98ad-ee91fca9734d
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