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Impact of remittances on fertility

George Naufal

IZA World of Labor, 2015, No 207, 207

Abstract: The growth in the number and in the size of remittances and the stability of these monetary transfers have made them a prime target for policymakers. Because remittance flows go directly to households in emigrants’ home countries, one has to wonder about their effects on household decision-making, particularly in relation to the number of children to have. While this is household specific, when considered at the community and country level, there are significant policy implications for remittance-receiving economies. Therefore, it is crucial to more fully understand the relationship between remittance inflows and fertility rates.

Keywords: migration; remittances; fertility; developing economies; economic development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 F24 J13 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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