Economics at your fingertips  

Do Remittances Alter Labor Market Participation? A Study of Albania

Ermira Kalaj ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: During the last two decades, South-East European countries have experienced a large increase in the number of people migrating to more developed countries. With a large portion of their population abroad, these countries are highly dependent on remittances, which in the case of Albania far exceed Foreign Direct Investments. The paper focuses on the impact of remittances on the labor market participation using propensity score matching. Using household survey data for Albania, this paper relies on the matching approach for the identification. The nearest neighbor and kernel estimators are used to obtain the matching results. The vector of covariates includes information related to individual and households characteristics such as; age, gender, schooling, area of residence etc. In the model, household incomes are considered separately from remittances in order to identify whether income from remittances have the same effect as other types of household non-labor income in the decision of participating in the labor market.

Keywords: remittances; labor market participation; propensity score matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 F24 J21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) original version (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:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany Ludwigstraße 33, D-80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Joachim Winter ().

Page updated 2021-03-28
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48271