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International Remittances and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Asian Developing Countries

dc.contributor.authorNaoyuki Yoshino
dc.contributor.authorFarhad Taghizadeh-Hesary
dc.contributor.authorMiyu Otsuka
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T08:59:40Z
dc.date.available2017-07-21T08:59:40Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/7175
dc.description.abstractInternational remittances represent the second most important source of external funding for developing countries after foreign direct investment (FDI). This paper examines the impact of international remittances on poverty reduction using the panel data of 10 Asian developing countries. In terms of the dependent variables, this paper sets three poverty indicators: poverty headcount ratio, poverty gap ratio, and poverty severity ratio. Results show that international remittances have a statistically significant impact on the poverty gap ratio and poverty severity ratio under the random effect model of ordinary least squares (OLS) estimates. A 1% increase in international remittances as a percentage of GDP can lead to a 22.6% decline in the poverty gap ratio and a 16.0% decline in the poverty severity ratio in the sample of 10Asian developing countries from 1981 to 2014. In addition, results show that a per capita GDP increase and trade openness can decrease poverty measures, and higher inflation rates may be one of the causes of the poverty.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank Institute
dc.titleInternational Remittances and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Asian Developing Countries
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.expertEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.expertEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.expertEducational Indicators
dc.subject.expertDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.expertHealth Indicators
dc.subject.expertDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.expertLow Income Groups
dc.subject.expertSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.expertRural Conditions
dc.subject.expertRural Development
dc.subject.expertSocial Conditions
dc.subject.expertUrban Development
dc.subject.expertUrban Sociology
dc.subject.expertProject finance
dc.subject.expertResources evaluation
dc.subject.expertNeeds assessment
dc.subject.expertCost benefit analysis
dc.subject.adbAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.adbAnti-Poverty
dc.subject.adbExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.adbFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.adbGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.adbHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.adbParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.adbPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.adbPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.adbPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.adbPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.adbUrban Poverty
dc.subject.adbResults-Based Monitoring And Evaluation
dc.subject.adbProject Evaluation & Review Technique
dc.subject.adbPerformance Evaluation
dc.subject.adbImpact Evaluation Reports
dc.subject.adbEvaluation Criteria
dc.subject.naturalPoor
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalPopulation
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalPeasantry
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.subject.naturalResults mapping
dc.subject.naturalRisk assessment
dc.subject.naturalParticipatory monitoring and evaluation
dc.subject.naturalCost effectiveness
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNO. 759
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank Institute
oar.themePoverty
oar.themeEvaluation
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji Islands
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryFederated States of Micronesia
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryPeople's Republic of China
oar.countryHong Kong
oar.countryChina
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-006796
oar.authorYoshino, Naoyuki
oar.authorTaghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad
oar.authorOtsuka, Miyu
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