Remittances from Migrants: Experience of Vietnamese Households

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    Abstract

    By analyzingdatafromthethreeVietnamHouseholdLivingStandards Surveysbetween 2002 and 2006, theauthorsfoundthataverylargeproportion of Vietnamesehouseholdsreceivedremittancesduringthoseyearsandthat theseremittancesconstitutedasignificantshareofhouseholdincomes.The majorityofhouseholdsreceivedremittancesfromwithinVietnam,butforthose abletoaccessremittancesfromabroad,theamountswereverymuchlarger. In general,remittancesdoseemtoplayan "insurancerole" forthepoor, cushioninganysuddenfallsinhouseholdincomes.Thereisalsosomeevidence thatpublictransferscancrowdoutprivateremittances,buttheeffectisby no meanscomplete.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-31
    JournalJournal of Vietnamese Studies
    Volume7
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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