The effects of remittances on poverty and inequality: Evidence from rural southern Morocco
Jamal Bouoiyour () and
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In this paper, we examine the effect of migrants’ remittances on poverty and inequality. The survey data were collected in Morocco, in the rural areas of the region Souss-Massa-Draa. By applying an original approach, we estimate the counterfactual income of remittance-recipient households corresponding to a hypothetical value of its average income calculated for a scenario without remittances; this is then compared with its current income. We find that the poverty rate and the vulnerability of non-poor households are significantly dropped due to remittances. Our findings also suggest that remittance inflows have increased income inequality compared to the no-migration counterfactual situation.
Keywords: Remittances; Poverty; Income distribution; Morocco. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 F24 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: The effects of remittances on poverty and inequality: Evidence from rural southern Morocco (2014)
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