Remittances and Happiness of Migrants and Their Home Households: Evidence Using Matched Samples
Mohammad Abdul Munim Joarder,
Mark Harris () and
Journal of Development Studies, 2017, vol. 53, issue 3, 422-443
This paper explores how remittances influence happiness among migrants and their households of origin. It is based on a novel data set of matched samples of Bangladeshi migrant households (living in the UK and Malaysia) and their origin families in Bangladesh. Empirical findings suggest that remittances play a significant role in stimulating migrantsâ€™ happiness. We also find that the households of originâ€™s life satisfaction not only depends on receiving remittances from the emigrants, but also other factors such as number of migrants from the household living abroad and the migrantsâ€™ country of destination.
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