Remittances and Savings from International Migration : Theory and Evidence Using a Matched Sample

  title={Remittances and Savings from International Migration : Theory and Evidence Using a Matched Sample},
  author={Una O Osili},
A central question is how remittance flows will impact origin households in sending regions. This paper represents the first attempt to address this question using a matched sample of international migrants and their origin families. I investigate two types of remittances: transfers to the origin family and savings in the country of origin. Empirical evidence provides support for the altruistic model of transfer behavior, in that richer origin families tend to receive lower transfers, other… CONTINUE READING

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