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dc.contributor.authorGubert, Flore
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-16T09:53:02Z
dc.date.available2013-01-16T09:53:02Z
dc.date.issued2002-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/10842
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectImmigrationen
dc.subjectEmigrationen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectMigrant remittancesen
dc.subjectWelfare economicsen
dc.subject.ddc338.9en
dc.subject.classificationjelO55en
dc.subject.classificationjelO17en
dc.subject.classificationjelO15en
dc.titleDo Migrants Insure Those who Stay Behind? Evidence from the Kayes Area (Western Mali)en
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenThis article uses recent household survey data from the Kayes area (western Mali) to analyse the determinants of remittances from both internal and international migration. The underlying assumption is that remittances are part of an insurance contract between the migrant and his family. Although this idea is not new, few tests have appeared in the recent literature. After a discussion of various measures of crop income shocks, we employ Powell's censored least absolute deviation (CLAD) estimators in addition to more standard parametric estimators to assess the influence of shocks on remittance behaviour. In contrast to Heckman's two-step or the Tobit estimator, Powell's estimator is consistent in the presence of heteroscedasticity and is robust to violations of the normality assumption for the residuals. Regression results bring some support for the view that insurance is an important motivation for remittances. This welfare function should be taken into account by policy-makers in the design of migration policies.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameOxford Development Studies
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol30en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue3en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2002-10
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages267-287en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1080/1360081022000012699en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherOxfordshire Carfax International Publishersen
dc.subject.ddclabelCroissance et développement économiquesen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen


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