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Título: Do Migrants Send Remittances as a Way of Self-Insurance?
Autor: Batista, Catia
Umblijs, Janis
Palavras-chave: Migration
Risk Aversion
Data: Nov-2014
Editora: Nova SBE
Relatório da Série N.º: NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series;1402
Resumo: How do risk preferences affect migrant remittance behaviour? Examination of this relationship has only begun to be explored. Using a tailored representative survey of 1500 immigrants in the Greater Dublin Area, Ireland, we find a positive and significant relationship between risk aversion and migrant remittances. Risk-averse individuals are more likely to send remittances home and are, on average, likely to remit a higher amount, after controlling for a broad range of individual and group characteristics. The evidence we obtain is consistent with a “purchase of self-insurance” motive to remit in that we also find support for more remittances being sent by risk-averse immigrants who face higher wage risks and to individuals with more financial resources.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/13825
ISSN: 2183-0843
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