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The Micro Level Impact of Foreign Remittances on Incomes in Bangladesh - A Measurement Approach Using the Propensity Score

M W R Khan
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M W R Khan: Centre for Policy Dialogue

Microeconomics Working Papers from East Asian Bureau of Economic Research

Abstract: The importance of foreign remittances in the economy of Bangladesh is widely recognised and requires little reiteration. Along with the readymade garment (RMG) sector and non-farm activities in the agricultural sector, remittances have been identified as one of the three key factors that have been responsible for reducing the overall incidence of poverty in Bangladesh (Osmani 2004). The volume of remittances from Bangladeshi migrant workers exceeded USD 4 billion in early 2007 (the Daily Star, 27 February 2007), a figure which dwarfs the amount of yearly foreign direct assistance received by the country.

Keywords: Bangladesh; Foreign Remittances; Micro-level impact; Propensity score (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 F24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-01
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