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Remittances and subjective well-being of the left behinds in Tajikistan

Azizbek Tokhirov ()
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Azizbek Tokhirov: Université Clermont Auvergne

Economics Bulletin, 2018, vol. 38, issue 4, 1735-1747

Abstract: The current study investigates the impact of private transfers from international migrants on subjective well-being patterns of the household members left behind using longitudinal data from nationally-representative surveys conducted in Tajikistan in 2007 and 2011. After controlling for the potential endogeneity of remittance flows through combination of propensity score matching with difference-in-differences estimation, the findings countenance the notion that remittances can have a positive impact on household well-being when measured by satisfaction with life as-a-whole. The results are less robust with respect to improvements in satisfaction with current financial situation among remittance-receiving households. The study also finds the heterogeneity in the impact of remittances across different socio-economic contexts.

Keywords: Migration; international remittances; subjective well-being; propensity score matching; difference-in-differences; Tajikistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-10-10
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