Remittances and Emigration Intentions: Evidence from Armenia

@article{Grigoryan2022RemittancesAE,
  title={Remittances and Emigration Intentions: Evidence from Armenia},
  author={Aleksandr Grigoryan and Knar Khachatryan},
  journal={International Political Economy: Migration eJournal},
  year={2022}
}
In this paper we analyze the recent migration wave in Armenia, using household level representative data from 2011. We identify determinants of emigration intentions by estimating a bivariate probit model with endogenous remittances. The key finding is that remittances help potential migrants to ease the migration process, serving as a resource rather than as a contractual tool between migrants and non-migrants. Spatial factors dominate in the set of (community level) instruments driving… 

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