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Remittances, Liquidity Constraints and Human Capital Investments in Ecuador

Calero, Carla; Bedi, Arjun; Sparrow, Robert

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Over the last decade Ecuador has experienced a strong increase in financial transfers from migrated workers. This paper investigates how remittances via trans-national networks affect human capital investments through relaxing resource constraints and facilitate households in consumption smoothing by reducing vulnerability to economic shocks. Our results show that remittances increase school enrollment and decrease incidence of child work, especially for girls and in rural areas. Furthermore,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59235
Source: World Development
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.10.006

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