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Development Impacts of Remittances in Agricultural Households: Fiji Experience

Zhongwei Xing
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Zhongwei Xing: University of Lincoln Lincoln International Business School Braford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS, United Kingdom

Remittances Review, 2018, vol. 3, issue 1, 19-49

Abstract: This paper provides the contribution of remittance income for agriculture and rural development in Fiji at the micro-level analysis using the most recent household survey data available. On the contrary to general belief that remittances are mostly used for food consumption amongst households in the Pacific islands, the empirical results show that remittances have alternative uses by the households in Fiji. In particular, it sheds light on remittances as a driver for pro-poor agricultural production and diversification.

Keywords: Agricultural households; Remittances; Empirical modelling; Fiji (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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