Remittances, inequality and poverty in Pakistan: macro and microeconomic Evidence

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ANWAR, Amar Iqbal; MUGHAL, Mazhar Yasin;
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: Inequality | South Asia | [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | Remittances, Inequality, Poverty, Pakistan, South Asia | Pakistan | Remittances | Poverty
    • jel: jel:O15 | jel:O10

This paper studies the impact of remittance incidence on inequality and poverty in Pakistan. Using the 2005-06 and 2007-08 Household Integrated Economic Survey data, we find that remittances substantially lower the poverty headcount, as well as the depth and severity of... View more
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