International migration, remittances and poverty alienation in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Emerta Asminew


The paper explores the impact of international remittances on the Ethiopian economy and on the livelihoods and welfare of households. It uses macroeconomic data and data from the Ethiopian urban household survey. It was found that remittance shocks positively affect macroeconomic variables; the effect remained to be volatile in the very first periods after the shock. However, the impacts tend to sustain in the years after the fifth period. Moreover, through the positive (but inelastic) relationship between growth and poverty, private remittance inflows have an important implication on poverty in Ethiopia. International remittances significantly reduced the poverty incidence among the urban households in the country. It was also found that women are more likely to use remittance more effectively than their male counterparts

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Primary Descriptors:Migrant remittances

Secondary Descriptor:Emigrant remittances; Poverty

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Economic development
Call Number:WPN 1/2010
Serial Key Title:EEA/EEPRI working paper
Publication catagory:Working paper
Content type:EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file: WP 1 2010_Emerta Asminew…and []_International migration, remittances and poverty alienation in Ethiopia.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Periodical
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