Gender equality is crucial for sustained economic growth
Bangladesh recently had a new statistic to flaunt- a 26% drop in poverty over the past decade. Yet as encouraging as this macro-economic achievement might be, there is still no reason to get too enthusiastic about it, given that deep seated inequality in Bangladeshi society continues to put the brakes […]
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Impact of Remittances on Poverty in Developing Countries (UNCTAD)
Remittances are becoming an important source of external financing for developing countries. For some developing countries it forms almost 40-50% of their GDP. This study undertakes impact analysis of remittances on poverty in developing countries at two levels. Firstly, it estimates the impact of remittances on poverty in 77 developing […]
Do International Migration and Remittances Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries?
This paper examines the impact of international migration and remittances on poverty in 71 developing countries. The results show that both international migration and remittances significantly reduce the level, depth, and severity of poverty in the developing world. After allowing for the possible endogeneity of international migration, and controlling for […]