Gender, Migrant Remittances and Asset Acquisition in Ghana

Show simple item record Oduro, A.D. Boakye-Yiadom, L. 2020-03-03T10:50:31Z 2020-03-03T10:50:31Z 2014-06
dc.identifier.issn 0855-4730
dc.description Journal on Gender, Migrant Remittances, and Asset Acquisition en_US
dc.description.abstract The growing importance of migrant remittances has been the subject of many studies in recent decades. The remittance literature has however not addressed extensively the role of remittances in the accumulation of assets by members of remittance-receiving households. In this paper, we analyze the extent to which households in Ghana use migrant remittances – sent from former household members – to finance the purchase of assets, using data from the 2010 Ghana Household Asset Survey (GHAS). The paper also explores the interplay of gender, migrant's location, and the use of migrant remittances to acquire specific asset types. The study's findings suggest that the three asset types most likely to be acquired using migrant remittances are savings, the place of residence, and businesses. The findings further suggest that the use of migrant remittances to finance specific asset types is linked to the sex of the remitter, as well as the location – internal versus international – of the migrant en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11;1
dc.subject Assets en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Household Welfare en_US
dc.subject Migrants en_US
dc.subject Remittances en_US
dc.title Gender, Migrant Remittances and Asset Acquisition in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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