Migration plans and received remittances: Evidence from Fiji and Tonga

Leeves, Gareth (2009) Migration plans and received remittances: Evidence from Fiji and Tonga. International Migration Review, 43 1: 160-177. doi:10.1111/j.0197-9183.2008.01151.x

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Author Leeves, Gareth
Title Migration plans and received remittances: Evidence from Fiji and Tonga
Journal name International Migration Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0197-9183
Publication date 2009-03-02
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.0197-9183.2008.01151.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 43
Issue 1
Start page 160
End page 177
Total pages 18
Editor Joseph Chamie
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Subject C1
140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
140202 Economic Development and Growth
Abstract This paper investigates the relationship between remittances and migration intentions in the source country using data from households in the Pacific island countries of Tonga and Fiji. Unlike previous research it accounts for potential endogeneity in the relationship between remittances and intentions and also includes households that receive remittances but do not have current migrants. We find a positive impact of remittances on intentions. The impact of remittances on intentions is stronger in a country with a longer history of migration and stronger in households with current migrants than those without migrants. These results provide new evidence on the role of remittances in the development of migration chains.
Keyword transfers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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