Corpus ID: 17999416

The Link between International Remittances and Private Interhousehold Transfers

@inproceedings{Beyene2012TheLB,
  title={The Link between International Remittances and Private Interhousehold Transfers},
  author={Berhe Mekonnen Beyene},
  year={2012}
}
  • Berhe Mekonnen Beyene
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • The paper studies the link between international remittances and interhousehold transfers. Using a simple insurance model, it is shown that households transfer a large fraction of the remittance they receive from relatives abroad to other households. The effect of remittances on interhousehold transfers is empirically investigated using an urban household survey from Ethiopia. Consistent with the prediction of the model, remittance has a strong positive effect on the amount of transfer given… CONTINUE READING

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