Emigration and the distribution of income per natural: Evidence from Egypt

Emigration and the distribution of income per natural: Evide...

International Migration Institute

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Joachim Jarreau investigates whether the benefits of migration actually reach the poorest households We study the impact of emigration on income distribution of Egyptian households, using longitudinal data covering 1998–2012. Controlling for selection of migrants and work participation of non-migrants, we find that remittances tend to increase income inequality at origin. However taking into account income earned abroad by migrants, adjusted for ...Read More
Joachim Jarreau investigates whether the benefits of migration actually reach the poorest ...Read More