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The Purpose of Remittances: Evidence from Germany

Bauer, Thomas; Sinning, Mathias

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This paper examines the purpose of remittances using individual data of migrants in Germany. Particular attention is paid to migrants' savings and transfers to family members in the home country. Our findings indicate that migrants who intend to stay in Germany only temporarily have a higher propensity to save and save larger amounts in their home country than permanent migrants. A similar picture emerges when considering migrants' payments to family members abroad. The results of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/24344
Source: Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik: Journal of Economics and Statistics

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