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Remittances of Immigrant Citizens, Attachment to the Host Country and Transnationalism

Nonna Kushnirovich ()
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Nonna Kushnirovich: Ruppin Academic Center

Population Research and Policy Review, 2021, vol. 40, issue 5, No 3, 954 pages

Abstract: Abstract The purpose of the paper was to investigate the remittance behavior of immigrant citizens and the motivations behind it, to conceptualize and investigate the determinants of remittances, which have unique implications for immigrant citizens. In addition to the general effects, this study considered effects across immigrant groups and justified that these effects were similar regardless immigrants' origin. The study is based on the data of the 2011 Immigrant Survey that was conducted by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. This survey is unique since this is the only survey of immigrants in Israel which included questions about personal remittances, transnational activities and social adaptation. The sample of the survey was representative of the population of immigrant citizens in Israel and included 3,952 respondents. The study results revealed that remittance behavior of immigrant citizens is predominantly driven by motives of altruism, and only in part by insurance and investment motivation.

Keywords: Altruism; Attachment to host country; Immigrant citizens; Remittance behavior; Transnationalism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s11113-020-09630-7

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