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Determinants of the remitting behaviour of Romanian emigrants in an economic crisis context

Zizi Goschin and Monica Roman ()

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2012, vol. 3(2), 87-103

Abstract: The remittances of international migrants are particularly important for Romania as one of the top European emigration countries and an important remittance recipient country as well. Responding to the need to better understand the determinants of remittances, our paper examines the significance of selected economic, social and demographic factors that impact on the remittance behaviour of Romanian international migrants, as characterized by the propensity to remit and the amount remitted. The present work builds on a new database of 1514 Romanian migrants from 52 destination countries, resulting from our 2010 online survey. One of the main findings is the fact that the remittances are strongly affected by migrant’s income, return intention and presence of the spouse in the destination country.

Keywords: international migration; remittances’ determinants; Romania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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