Migrants ’ International Transfers and Educational Expenditure : Empirical Evidence from Albania

  title={Migrants ’ International Transfers and Educational Expenditure : Empirical Evidence from Albania},
  author={Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano},
The present paper analyses the expenditure behavior of Albanian families. The objective is to cast some light upon the relationship between education expenditure and the volume of remittances, sent from abroad by household members. To assess the existence of an education enhancing effect of remittances, an Engel curve framework is employed, where heterogeneity in interests or in bargaining power among the members within the households is assumed. The empirical estimation accounts for the… CONTINUE READING
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