Remittances and Occupational Outcomes of the Household Members Left-Behind

28 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2013

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Matloob Piracha

University of Kent - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Teresa Randazzo

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus

Florin Vadean

PSSRU, University of Kent

Abstract

This paper analyses the role of remittances and migration on the occupational outcomes of the household members left behind in Tajikistan. Using the control function approach, we show that, contrary to some existing evidence, there is no “dependency” effect of remittances. Our results show that remittances received by households in Tajikistan have an important contribution to generate employment opportunities for those remaining in the country. This is likely to have a positive impact on the growth and development in Tajikistan. The results obtained are likely to have policy implications for other developing countries as well.

Keywords: remittances, occupational choice, control function approach, Tajikistan

JEL Classification: F22, J24

Suggested Citation

Piracha, Matloob and Randazzo, Teresa and Vadean, Florin, Remittances and Occupational Outcomes of the Household Members Left-Behind. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7582, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2322087

Matloob Piracha (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Department of Economics ( email )

Keynes College
Kent, CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Teresa Randazzo

University of Kent - Canterbury Campus ( email )

Florin Vadean

PSSRU, University of Kent ( email )

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Cornwallis Building
Kent, CT2 7NF
United Kingdom

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