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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master Thesis
Title Motives, Channels and Migration for Remittances: Evidence from Uganda, Senegal and Nigeria
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/bitstream/handle/123456789/3899/hse_ethesis_12893.pdf?sequence=1
The objective of this study is to increase and deepen the knowledge of sending remittances to Uganda, Senegal and Nigeria by examining the determinants of the probability and amount of remittances and how they reflect the motives migrants have for remitting; by investigating the determinants of the choice migrants make between using official and unofficial remittance channels and how they reflect the different features of remittance markets; by developing a theoretical model for intra-household decision making regarding migration; and by analysing the determinants of the choice households and migrants make between international and internal migration. The results of the study may be of value in aligning remittance markets with the needs and motivations of migrants and in mobilising remittances more efficiently.

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