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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 and affect negatively the incidence of poverty. The results show a statistically significant and positive impact of hose remittances on recipient households’ expenditures. They are 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-01880337 , 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. 2014. ⟨hal-01880337⟩
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