Seminars

The CPC Seminar Series takes place between October and June, all seminars are free to attend and no registration is required. If you would like to present please contact cpc@soton.ac.uk.

Remittances, labour supply and occupational outcomes of the household members left-behind

18th May 2017 3pm, University of Southampton, Room 8033, Building 54

Matloob Piracha, University of Kent

This paper analyses the role of remittances on labour supply and occupational outcomes of the household members left behind. Contrary to some existing evidence, we find no 'dependency' effect of remittances. Our results show that remittances received by households in Tajikistan have positive effect on generating self-employment opportunities for those left-behind behind, without affecting the number of job-specific hours worked. Any positive effect on economic development would, however, be rather limited, as most household investments are in small-scale subsistence farming activities that do not generate an income stream. The results obtained are likely to have policy implications for other developing countries as well.

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