Singh, Bhupal (2006): Worker’s remittances as stable financial flows: some evidence from India. Published in: Labour and Development , Vol. 11-12, No. 1&2 : pp. 23-47.
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This paper dwells upon the financial dimension of workers’ remittances as this issue has assumed significant policy attention across the spectrum of developing countries. Specifically, it addresses the following: i) Literature on workers’’ remittances in a macro economic framework; ii) Stability of workers’ remittances as a sustainable source of external finance; iii) Channels through the workers’ remittances flows into India and the issue of high transaction cost entailed in transmitting funds; and (iv) Impact of policy reforms in India on the modes of remittance transfers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Worker’s remittances as stable financial flows: some evidence from India|
|Keywords:||Workers' remittances; financial flows; transaction cost|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F24 - Remittances
|Depositing User:||bhupal singh|
|Date Deposited:||20. Apr 2010 20:42|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 22:19|
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