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 Feb 2016

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Dr. Kazi Abdul Mannan

Southern Cross University, Australia

Khandaker Farhana

Migration Research, Development and Society of Bangladesh

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Date Written: July 10, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mannan, Dr. Kazi Abdul and Farhana, Khandaker, Remittance Micro Determinants and Socioeconomic Impacts: A Household Unit Analysis of Gender Behaviour of Rural Household Head in Bangladesh (July 10, 2014). International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, 2014 ISSN (2226-8235) Vol-3, Issue 7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2727635

Dr. Kazi Abdul Mannan (Contact Author)

Southern Cross University, Australia ( email )

Lismore, New South Wales 2480
Australia

Khandaker Farhana

Migration Research, Development and Society of Bangladesh ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

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