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The Impact of International Remittances on Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh

Bezon Kumar
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Bezon Kumar: Department of Economics, Rabindra University, Bangladesh

Remittances Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 1, 67-86

Abstract: This article mainly explores to what extent international remittances alleviate household poverty in Bangladesh. This study uses primary data collected from 216 households and employs multi-methods. Firstly, I measure the level of household poverty through Foster-Greer-Thorbecke index. The article secondly focuses on the impact of remittances on household poverty using a binary logistic regression model. I found that the level of poverty among remittance recipient households is notably lower than households that are not receiving remittances. Similarly, the probability of a household being poor is alleviated by 28.07 per cent if the household receives remittance. It can be suggested that nursing international remittances can be useful for poverty alleviation in Bangladesh.

Keywords: remittances; poverty; FGT index; logit model; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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