Impact of remittances on fertility
IZA World of Labor, 2015, No 207, 207
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)
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