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Author:Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina 

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On the remitting patterns of immigrants: evidence from Mexican survey data

Understanding the remitting practices of immigrants has taken on new urgency for banks seeking to tap the potential of this burgeoning market as well as for economists, who note that remittance inflows into developing nations often match or exceed traditional sources of foreign currency earnings. ; To gain an understanding of who remits, how much and why they remit, and what transfer mechanisms they use, the authors review the basic trends in remittance transfers from Mexican immigrants in the United States?who account for about one-third of U.S. immigrants?to their families in Mexico. ; ...
Economic Review , Volume 90 , Issue Q 1 , Pages 37-58

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Remittances and their microeconomic impacts: evidence from Latin America

The flow of remittances to Latin American and Caribbean countries is the highest and fastest growing in the world, exceeding foreign direct investment and net official development assistance to the region. Remittances surpass tourism income and almost always exceed revenues from the largest export in these countries, accounting for at least 10 percent of gross domestic product in six of them. Furthermore, remittances are the least volatile source of foreign exchange in many of these economies, thus playing a crucial role in economic development. ; In what follows, I provide a general overview ...
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