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Remittances and Occupational Outcomes of the Household Members Left-Behind

Matloob Piracha (), Teresa Randazzo () and Florin Vadean ()
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Teresa Randazzo: University of Kent

No 7582, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract: This paper analyses the role of remittances and migration on the occupational outcomes of the household members left behind in Tajikistan. Using the control function approach, we show that, contrary to some existing evidence, there is no “dependency” effect of remittances. Our results show that remittances received by households in Tajikistan have an important contribution to generate employment opportunities for those remaining in the country. This is likely to have a positive impact on the growth and development in Tajikistan. The results obtained are likely to have policy implications for other developing countries as well.

Keywords: remittances; occupational choice; control function approach; Tajikistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2013-08
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