EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Poverty, disasters and remittances: do remittances and past disasters influence households’ resilience?

Tebkieta Alexandra Tapsoba ()

No 201708, Working Papers from CERDI

Abstract: Using a multi-topic household panel survey conducted in Burkina Faso by the “Institut national de la statistique et de la démographie” (INSD), in 2014, this paper assesses the impact of remittances on poverty in Burkina Faso. To do so, a poverty index is computed using household’s housing characteristics. Propensity score matching method is used as an empirical strategy, and results show that remittances have a negative impact on poverty. Another important result is that remittances have a higher impact on the resilience of households, when they have experienced disasters in the past. Therefore, when it comes to natural disasters, these inflows act as an important tool for populations to be more resilient.

Keywords: Poverty; Remittances; Natural disasters; Burkina Faso. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N57 Q54 F24 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36
Date: 2017-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://publi.cerdi.org/ed/2017/2017.08.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1869

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from CERDI Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Vincent Mazenod ().

 
Page updated 2020-02-20
Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1869