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Remitting Behaviour of Nepalese Rural-to-Urban Migrants: Implications for Theory and Policy

Remitting Behaviour of Nepalese Rural-to-Urban Migrants: Implications for Theory and Policy This article uses data for Nepal to test contemporary hypotheses about the remitting behaviour and associated motives of rural-to-urban migrants and to consider the likely impact of such remittances on rural development. Possibilities for inheritance, degree of family attachment, likelihood of eventual return to place of origin and family investment in the education of the migrants are found to be significant influences on levels of remittances by Nepalese migrants. However, in Nepal, remittances do not seem to result in long-term capital investment in rural areas and so may not promote long-term development of these areas. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Development Studies Taylor & Francis

Remitting Behaviour of Nepalese Rural-to-Urban Migrants: Implications for Theory and Policy

Journal of Development Studies , Volume 38 (3): 19 – Feb 1, 2002
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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1743-9140
eISSN
0022-0388
DOI
10.1080/00220380412331322351
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Abstract

This article uses data for Nepal to test contemporary hypotheses about the remitting behaviour and associated motives of rural-to-urban migrants and to consider the likely impact of such remittances on rural development. Possibilities for inheritance, degree of family attachment, likelihood of eventual return to place of origin and family investment in the education of the migrants are found to be significant influences on levels of remittances by Nepalese migrants. However, in Nepal, remittances do not seem to result in long-term capital investment in rural areas and so may not promote long-term development of these areas.

Journal

Journal of Development StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Feb 1, 2002

Keywords: Asia; education; Nepal; migration; remittances; rural development

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