Remittances and political economy of migration
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Julca, A. 2013. Remittances and political economy of migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Empirical evidence has revealed that remittances to countries suffering from economic recessions often grow during and after these events. Remittances act as a cushion against these shocks since transfers often soar after disasters, for example Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and Nicaragua, and after earthquakes in Central America and Peru (International Organization of Migration 2004).
- political economy;
- labor supply