The impact of Migrant Workers' Remittances on the Living Standards of families in Morocco: a Propensity Score Matching Approach

  title={The impact of Migrant Workers' Remittances on the Living Standards of families in Morocco: a Propensity Score Matching Approach},
  author={Jamal Bouoiyour and A. Miftah},
  journal={Migration Letters},
This article attempts to assess empirically the impact of remittances on household expenditure and relative poverty in Morocco. We apply propensity score matching methods to the 2006/2007 Moroccan Living Standards Measurement Survey. We find that migrants’ remittances can improve living standards among Moroccan households and affect negatively the incidence of poverty. The results show a statistically significant and positive impact of hose remittances on recipient households’ expenditures… 

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