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Do Remittances Affect Poverty and Inequality ? Evidence From Mali

Flore Gubert (), Thomas Lassourd and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps ()
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Thomas Lassourd: DFID - Department for International Development - DFID

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Abstract: Using a 2006 household survey in Mali, we compare current poverty rates and inequality levels with counterfactual ones in the absence of migration and remittances. With proper hypotheses on migrants and a selection model, we are able to impute a counterfactual income for households currently receiving remittances. We show that remittances reduce poverty rates by 5% to 11% and the Gini coefficient by about 5%. Households in the bottom quintiles are more dependent on remittances, which are less substitutable by additional workforce.

Keywords: Inequality rate; Mali; Poverty rate (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-05
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