Remittances and poverty alleviation, Ecuador and Bangladesh
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Velásquez, P. S. a. S. 2013. Remittances and poverty alleviation, Ecuador and Bangladesh. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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).
- South America;
- employment and unemployment;
- labor supply;