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Title: Reasons for Remitting
Author: Oded Stark
Published: September 2009
Pages: 147-158
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This article presents a set of reflections on what gives rise to remittances, which constitute a major part of the impact of migration on economic development in the migrants’ own countries. The collage of reasons presented serves to illustrate that remittance behaviour is the outcome of an intricate interplay between the preferences and interests of migrants and their families.

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