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Figueroa, Mark; Kirton, Claremont; Alleyne, Dillon
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Defining and measuring flows of remittances to the Caribbean: The Jamaican case
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Diaspora, migration and the global Caribbean economy: In memory of Sergio Plascencia Vidal, VIIIth conference of Caribbean economists
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November 13-15, 2003
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Port-of-Prince, Haiti
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Abstract
Aims to see how best to conceptualize migrants so as to understand what motivates them to remit and to what ends remittances are used. A taxonomy is provided for those in the diaspora who are responsible for sending home the very large values embodied in remittance flows. The range of factors that motivate migrants to send funds to the Caribbean is considered along with the set of macro and micro economic variables that are used in econometric models that of remittance flows. This work is part of a larger project on remittances to the Caribbean.....
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