Determinants of savings and remittances: Empirical evidence from immigrants to Germany

Sinning, Mathias G. (2011) Determinants of savings and remittances: Empirical evidence from immigrants to Germany. Review of Economics of the Household, 9 1: 45-67. doi:10.1007/s11150-009-9082-5


Author Sinning, Mathias G.
Title Determinants of savings and remittances: Empirical evidence from immigrants to Germany
Journal name Review of Economics of the Household   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1569-5239
1573-7152
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11150-009-9082-5
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 67
Total pages 23
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract This paper investigates the determinants of migrants' financial transfers to their home country using German data. A double-hurdle model is applied to analyze the determinants of the propensity to send transfers to the country of origin and the amount of transfers. The findings reveal that return intentions positively affect financial transfers of immigrants to their home country. The results of a decomposition analysis suggest that only a small part of the gap in financial transfers between temporary and permanent migrants can be attributed to differences in observable characteristics.
Keyword Decomposition analysis
Double-hurdle model
International migration
Remittances
Savings
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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