The Effect of Remittances on Return Migration and its Relation to Household Wealth: The Case of Rural Thailand

Yuying Tong; Piotrowski, Martin
December 2010
Asia-Pacific Population Journal;Dec2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p53
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study conducted to gauge the impact of internal migration and remittance flows on wealth accumulation and distribution in rural villages of Thailand. It also states that remittances from migrants lead to productive asset accumulation, and therefore support economic growth in the origin. It further mentions that the researchers should also consider the selectivity of migration and remittance behavior when assessing the impact of this behavior on economic outcomes.


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