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Remittances in the Pacific Region, Aiko Mineshima, Christopher Browne

Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacific emigrants settle abroad with their families for long periods, but maintain close links with their relatives, villages and churches. The paper finds that the altruistic motive for remittances remains much stronger in the Pacific region than in the rest of Asia, where investment considerations increasingly appear to predominate, especially for the large share of single citizens working abroad for limited periods
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Recent Developments; II. Benefits of Remittances; III. Costs of Migration; IV. Looking Ahead; V. Data Issues; VI. Concluding Remarks; Box; Pacific Island Countries: Remittance Sources; Table; Pacific Island Countries: Indicators of Remittances, 1997-2005; Chart; Selected Pacific Island Countries: Indicators of Remittances, 1997-2005; References
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non fiction
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1 online resource (16 p.)
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