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Amar Iqbal Anwar and Mazhar Yaseen Mughal
''Motives to remit: some microeconomic evidence from Pakistan''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.1 )
Using household economic survey data for the years 2005-06 and 2007-08, we examine the economic, demographic and geographical characteristics of remittance receiving households in Pakistan. We find that altruism is the most likely motive behind the remittances sent back by Pakistanis living abroad. However, co-insurance and investment may also have played some role. Gender of the household head, household size, family income and urban/rural setting appear to be the remittances' main determinants, whereas education and family wealth play a minor role.
Keywords: International Remittances, Altruism, remittance motives, Pakistan
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 17 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 09 2012

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