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World Economics - Insight , Analysis and Data
Reasons for Remitting
Oded Stark
World Economics, September 2009

This article presents a set of reflections on what gives rise to remittances, which constitute a major part of the impact of migration on economic development in the migrants’ own countries. The collage of reasons presented serves to illustrate that remittance behaviour is the outcome of an intricate interplay between the preferences and interests of migrants and their families.
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