Micro Determinants of International Remittances: A Household Unit Analysis of Marital Status of Rural Household Members in Bangladesh
RJSSM: Volume: 04, Number: 08, December 2014
15 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2014
This paper analysed the effect of marital status of household members amongst 10 villages on the remittance determinants of remittance receiving households in rural Bangladesh from Italy. Using micro-economic data from a survey conducted in 2013, multivariate analysis was carried out on 300 rural households. The empirical findings provided that the remittance micro-economic determinants are associates with socio-economic that vary from married to unmarried migrant and household head at the same community level of the households. The study suggests that marital status has strong correlation with socio-economic as well as socio-demographic characteristics in the remittance behaviour of Bangladeshi households. Thus highlight the importance of differentiating with respect to marital status when analysing the determinants of remittances.
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