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Remittances and poverty alleviation, Ecuador and Bangladesh

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  1. Pritam Singh and Shirley Velásquez

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm442

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Velásquez, P. S. a. S. 2013. Remittances and poverty alleviation, Ecuador and Bangladesh. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

During the past few years, there has been a significant resurgence in the interest of one of the most visible outcomes of migration – remittances sent home by migrant workers abroad. This interest has been generated by a remarkable increase in remittances and its importance as a source of development. For instance, cross-country analysis of 71 developing countries suggested that a “10% increase in per capita official international remittances will lead to a 3.5% decline in the share of people living in poverty” (Adams & Page 2005: 1645).

Keywords:

  • South America;
  • Asia;
  • employment and unemployment;
  • labor supply;
  • capitalism