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The Impact of Migration and Remittances on Household Welfare: Evidence from Vietnam

Cuong Nguyen () and Linh Vu ()

Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2018, vol. 19, issue 4, No 7, 945-963

Abstract: Abstract This paper examines the pattern and the impact of migration and remittances on household welfare in Vietnam using fixed-effects regressions and panel data from Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys 2010 and 2012. Overall, the effect of migration as well as remittances on employment of remaining members of home households is small. People in households with migration and remittances tend to work less than people in other households. The effect of migration on household welfare happens mainly through remittances. If migrants do not send remittances to their home households, there are no effects of migration on welfare of home households. Remittances, especially international remittances, help receiving households increase per capita income and per capita expenditure and reduce poverty.

Keywords: Migration; Remittances; Impact evaluation; Household welfare; Poverty; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I32 O15 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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