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The impact of migrant workers'remittances on the living standards of families in Morocco: A propensity score matching approach

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This article attempts to assess empirically the impact of remittances on household expenditure and relative poverty in Morocco. We apply propensity score matching methods to the 2006/2007 Moroccan Living Standards Measurement Survey. We find that migrants’ remittances can improve living standards among Moroccan households andaffect negatively the incidence of poverty.The results show a statistically significant and positive impact of hoseremittances on recipient households’ expenditures. Theyare also significantly associated with a decline in the probability of being in poverty for rural households; it decreases by 11.3 percentage points. In comparison, this probability decreases by 3 points in urban area.

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hal-01879681 , version 1 (24-09-2018)

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Jamal Bouoiyour, Amal Miftah. The impact of migrant workers'remittances on the living standards of families in Morocco: A propensity score matching approach. Migration Letters, 2015, 12 (1), pp.289-298. ⟨10.33182/ml.v12i1.253⟩. ⟨hal-01879681⟩
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