Remitting behaviour of Nepalese rural-to-urban migrants: Implications for theory and policy

Regmi, G. and Tisdell, C. (2002) Remitting behaviour of Nepalese rural-to-urban migrants: Implications for theory and policy. Journal of Development Studies, 38 3: 76-94. doi:10.1080/00220380412331322351


Author Regmi, G.
Tisdell, C.
Title Remitting behaviour of Nepalese rural-to-urban migrants: Implications for theory and policy
Journal name Journal of Development Studies
ISSN 022-0388
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00220380412331322351
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 76
End page 94
Total pages 19
Editor C. Colclough
J. Harriss
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Frank Cass Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
340213 Economic Development and Growth
729999 Economic issues not elsewhere classified
Abstract This article uses data for Nepal to test contemporary hypotheses about the remitting behaviour and associated motives of rural-to-urban migrants and to consider the likely impact of such remittances on rural development. Possibilities for inheritance, degree of family attachment, likelihood of eventual return to place of origin and family investment in the education of the migrants are found to be significant influences on levels of remittances by Nepalese migrants. However, in Nepal, remittances do not seem to result in long-term capital investment in rural areas and so may not promote long-term development of these areas.
Keyword Economics
Planning & Development
Remittances
Migration
Transfers
Pacific
Motives
Areas
Q-Index Code C1

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