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Remittances and Gender-Speci fic Employment Patterns in Peru - a longitudinal Analysis

Kristin Göbel

Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century from Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association

Abstract: This study examines the role of migrant's remittances on labor supply in remittance receiving households. A simple labor choice model is developed which is extended to include self-employment. Unlike earlier studies, fixed effects estimations as well as an instrumental approach are applied. Estimates are provided for both participation and hours. Strong evidence is provided that remittances increase self-employment at the extensive margin for women. Overall, no robust effect of reduced labor supply in response to remittances is found.

JEL-codes: O15 J22 F24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-lab, nep-lam, nep-ltv and nep-mig
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