The impact of Migrant Workers ' Remittances on the Living Standards of families in Morocco: a Propensity Score Matching Approach
Bouoiyour, Jamal; Miftah, Amal (2015), The impact of Migrant Workers ' Remittances on the Living Standards of families in Morocco: a Propensity Score Matching Approach, Migration Letters, 12, 1
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Journal nameMigration Letters
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Abstract (EN)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.
Subjects / Keywordspropensity score matching; Remittances; Poverty; Morocco
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