Remittances, Savings, and Development in Migrant-Sending Areas

J. Edward Taylor

in International Migration

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199269006
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601309 | DOI:

Series: International Studies in Demography

 Remittances, Savings, and Development in Migrant-Sending Areas

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Explores three sets of potential impacts of international migrant remittances and savings on the economies of migrant‐sending areas. It then presents a case study that illustrates the diverse impacts of remittances and savings at a major international migration staging ground in Mexico. Remittances contribute to income both directly and indirectly. Economic linkages transmit remittance impacts to other households, including ones that may not send migrants abroad. These direct and indirect income effects of remittances have profound influences on production, incomes, inequality, and poverty.

Keywords: economic development; inequality; international migration; Mexico; remittances

Chapter.  7347 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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