The remittance behaviour of Kenyan sibling migrants

Jena, Farai (2016) The remittance behaviour of Kenyan sibling migrants. IZA Journal of Migration, 5 (1). ISSN 2193-9039

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This paper examines the remittance behaviour of multiple-sibling migrants and the motivations of Kenyan siblings in sending remittances to their household of origin. The presence of other siblings is found to decrease the probability of remitting but has no effect on the amount sent. The volume of remittances sent by other siblings is also found to have no statistically significant effect on the amount sent by a sibling. Thus, the evidence obtained offers some mild, though not unambiguous, support for sibling remittances being driven by altruistic as well as independent motives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Siblings, Remittance behaviour, Kenya
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Economics
Depositing User: Farai Jena
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 10:32
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 00:02

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