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Remittances in Pakistan :, Why have they gone up, and why Aren't they coming down?, Yan Sun, Udo Kock

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Abstract
The flow of workers' remittances to Pakistan has more than quadrupled in the last eight years and it shows no sign of slowing down, despite the economic downturn in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other important host countries for Pakistani workers. This paper analyses the forces that have driven remittance flows to Pakistan in recent years. The main conclusions are: (i) the growth in the inflow of workers' remittances to Pakistan is in large part due to an increase in worker migration; (ii) higher skill levels of migrating workers have helped to boost remittances; (iii) other imporant determinants of remittances to Pakistan are agriculture output and the relative yield on investments in the host and home countries
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Stylized Facts; 1. Pakistan: Total Remittances, 1976-2008; 2. Pakistan: Remittances by Host Country, 2004/05-2008/09; 3. Remittances in Selected Low- and Middle-Income Countries, 2008; 4. Pakistan: Remittances by Host Country, 2008/09; 5. Pakistan: Labor Migration Indices by Host Country, January 2007-June 2009; 6. Remittances and Worker Migration, 1997-2008; 7. Pakistan: Labor Migration by Skill Level, January 1981-June 2009; 8. Remittances and Worker Migration, January 2007-June 2009; III. Empirical Study
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eng
Literary Form
non fiction
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Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (36 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781463901622

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