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Do Workers’ Remittances Boost Human Capital Development?

Muhammad Azam and Syed Raza ()
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Muhammad Azam: School of Economics, Finance and Banking, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia and Department of Economics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan

The Pakistan Development Review, 2016, vol. 55, issue 2, 123-149

Abstract: This study examines the influence of workers’ remittances along with the economic governance system on human capital development in 17 countries having low income, lower middle, upper middle and high income levels by using the annual panel between 1996 and 2013. Overall, results of fixed-effects model reveal that workers’ remittances have significantly positive impact on the human capital development. Results also reveal the positive and significant impact of all selected variables of economic governance system on human capital. It is concluded that the strong economic governance system strengthens the association between workers’ remittances and human capital during the aforementioned time period.

Keywords: Remittances; Economic Governance System; Human Capital Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F24 J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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