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Crime and Remittance Transfers.

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This article examines the determinants of remittance transfers, specifically focusing on the impact of crimes on remittances. Using the 2003 Quality of Life Survey of Colombia, we find that both domestic and international transfers are negatively affected by crime. That is, because crime may have an adverse effect on household assets and the return to investments in the home community, migrants may decrease transfers made for self-interested purposes such as future inheritance or investment. ...

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10.1057/eej.2008.14

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Carlos Vargas-Silva More by this author
Journal:
Eastern Economic Journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2009
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URN:
uuid:ccf7107c-a593-4e99-8df5-d8be6da8128a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14960
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English

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