Migrant Gender and the Venture Funding Impact of Remittances to Developing Countries
42 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2019 Last revised: 4 Sep 2019
Date Written: August 7, 2019
There is substantial research on how women differ from men as new business (venture) founders, but little on how women may differ from men as venture funders. We respond with theory and evidence from an unconventional context: migrant remittances to developing countries. Analyses of remittances to 48 developing countries from 2001-2010 indicate that: 1) remittances increase home-country venture funding availability more when they come from diasporas with higher percentages of women; and 2) such gender-related effects are magnified for remittances to poorer developing countries where there is less gender inequality in employment opportunity and greater need for remittance-based venture investing.
Keywords: migrant remittances; gender; developing countries; venture funding
JEL Classification: F22, F23, F65, G24, J15, J16, M13, O16, O43
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