A Note on Remittances in El Salvador and Ecuador: An Analysis of Household Survey Data

16 Pages Posted: 19 May 2010

Date Written: March 12, 2010

Abstract

This study analyzes the impact of remittances as seen in household survey data from three small rural communities. OLS and multivariate anova regressions were used to analyze household survey data collected in Cumbe and Gualaceo (Ecuador) and in Ciudad Romero (El Salvador). The results contradict the findings of some studies concluding that in many countries remittances acted as "compensation for poor economic performance" rather than capital promoting economic development.

Keywords: Remittances, Latin America, Development, Human Capital, Foreign Aid

JEL Classification: F22, F24, I32, R23, R51

Suggested Citation

Warin, Thierry and Clayton, Jessica Audrey, A Note on Remittances in El Salvador and Ecuador: An Analysis of Household Survey Data (March 12, 2010). CIRANO - Scientific Publications Paper No. 2010s-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1569596 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1569596

Thierry Warin (Contact Author)

HEC Montreal ( email )

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2L3
Canada

CIRANO ( email )

2020 rue University, 25th floor
Montreal H3C 3J7, Quebec
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://works.bepress.com/warin/

Jessica Audrey Clayton

Middlebury College ( email )

Middlebury, VT 05753
United States

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