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Remittances and Household Expenditure Patterns in Tajikistan: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis

Matthieu Clément

Asian Development Review, 2011, vol. 28, issue 2, 58-87

Abstract: The object of this article is to assess the impact of remittances on household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan. More specifically, the paper applies propensity score matching methods to the 2003 Tajikistan Living Standards Measurement Survey. The results do not provide evidence of a productive use of remittances since neither internal nor external remittances have a positive effect on investment expenditures. Migration and remittances are therefore interpreted as short-term coping strategies that help dependent households achieve a basic level of consumption.

JEL-codes: O12 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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