The time pattern of remittances and the decay hypothesis: Evidence from migrants in South Africa
作者: Daniel MakinaAndries Masenge
作者单位: 1University of South Africa. makind@unisa.ac.za
刊名: Migration Letters, 2015, Vol.12 (1), pp.79-90
来源数据库: Transnational Press
原始语种摘要: Using a dataset of migrants who migrated to South Africa over the period 1979-2007, we investigate the time pattern of remittances and the determinants of remittances. We find that the level of remittances first increases with the time spent in the host country and later on declines after an estimated 8 years of migration experience and thus exhibiting an inverted-U pattern over time. This finding lends support to the remittance decay hypothesis. We also find the level of remittances to be significantly positively related to the number of dependents in the home country, legal status, access to banking, income and savings levels, and negatively related to the education level, return intentions, frequency of home visits and economic and political reasons for migrating. Furthermore, the...
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关键词翻译
  • country 地方
  • hypothesis 假说
  • decay 腐败
  • pattern 模型
  • savings 储蓄
  • political 政治
  • banking 筑堤
  • income 收入
  • level 水准
  • remittance 汇款