Remittance Micro Determinants and Socioeconomic Impacts: A Household Unit Analysis of Gender Behaviour of Rural Household Head in Bangladesh
International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 2014 ISSN (2226-8235) Vol-3, Issue 7
13 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2014 Last revised: 16 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 3, 2014
This paper analysed the effect of gender differences of household head amongst 10 villages on the remittance determinants and their socioeconomic impacts of remittance receiving households in rural Bangladesh. Using micro-economic data from a survey conducted in 2013, multivariate analysis was carried out on 300 rural households. The empirical findings provided that the remittance determinants (migrant age, marital status and number of visit; household head age, marital status, level of education and employment status) and impacts (saving and investment patterns; determinants: age of migrant, number of visit by the migrant, marital status of the migrant, age and education of household head) vary from male to female household head at the same community level of the households. The study suggest that the strong gender differences in the remittance behaviour of Bangladeshi households and highlight the importance of differentiating with respect to gender background when analysing the determinants of remittances.
Keywords: remittance, gender, household head, rural household
JEL Classification: A12, B21, C51, C81, D19, J19, R23
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