Remittances in the Pacific Region

Author/Editor:

Aiko Mineshima ; Christopher Browne

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacific emigrants settle abroad with their families for long periods, but maintain close links with their relatives, villages and churches. The paper finds that the altruistic motive for remittances remains much stronger in the Pacific region than in the rest of Asia, where investment considerations increasingly appear to predominate, especially for the large share of single citizens working abroad for limited periods.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/35

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451865998/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007035

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

14

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