Gender differences in remittance behaviour: evidence from Vietnam

Niimi, Yoko and Reilly, Barry (2011) Gender differences in remittance behaviour: evidence from Vietnam. Singapore Economic Review, 56 (2). pp. 215-237. ISSN 0217-5908

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role of gender in remittance behavior among migrants using the 2004 Vietnam Migration Survey data. The gender dimension to remittance behavior has not featured strongly in the existing literature and our findings thus contain novel appeal. In addition, we use estimates from both homoscedastic and heteroscedastic tobit models to decompose the raw gender difference in remittances into treatment and endowment components. We find little evidence that gender differences in remittances are attributable to behavioral differences between men and women, and this finding is invariant to whether the homoscedastic or heteroscedastic tobit is used in estimation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Barry Reilly
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:29
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16696
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