Rural Household Head Employment Status and Remittance Inflows from Italy
International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 2014 ISSN (2226-8235) Vol-3, Issue 9
14 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 13, 2014
This paper analysed the effect of the employment status of household head amongst 10 villages on the remittance determinants of remittance receiving households in rural Bangladesh from Italy. 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 differences of the relationship among the other three (housewife, businessman and other) employment status of the household head. As for housewife is mostly associates with the age of migrant, marital status of the migrant, number of visit by the migrant, age of household head, investment in housing development and household living expenses. While businessman is closely related with all variables as housewife and also more determinants such as educational attainment of the household head, relation to the migrant, investment in business and loan repayment. The other categories of employment status show the significant relationship with the age of migrant, household land and living expenses at the origin. The study suggests that the employment status of the household head has strong correlation with socio-economic as well as socio-demographic characteristics in the remittance behaviour of Bangladeshi households. Thus, highlight the importance of differentiating with respect to employment status of the household head when analysing the determinants of remittances.
Keywords: remittance, employment status, household head, rural household
JEL Classification: A12, B21, C51, C81, D19, J19, R23
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