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Remittances and poverty in Pakistan: a note

Amjad, Rashid (2010): Remittances and poverty in Pakistan: a note. Published in: Development, Equity and Poverty No. Chapter 9 (2010): pp. 171-181.


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This note makes two poins. First, that the impact of remittances on poverty depends on who sends the remittances. If those who send it come from poorer households (semi-skilled and unskilled workers), its impact on poverty would be greater. Second, that the manner in which remittances are sent, i.e. through legal or illegal channels, also makes a difference in terms of its overall impact on the economy and through this on poverty.

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