Chapter 20

Migration and Remittances

Richard P.C. Brown*; Eliana Jimenez-Soto**    * School of Economics, University of Queensland** School of Population Health, University of Queensland


This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the economics literature on the remittances of international migrants, focusing primarily on empirical studies of their measurement, determinants, and various economic impacts. Given that remittances by international migrants require out-migration to have occurred, one of the major methodological challenges is how to disentangle the effects of migration versus remittances on the economic variables of interest. The various methodological challenges and alternative methodological approaches to the analysis ...

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