Remittances and the Financial Sector: Insights from Latin America

Forum for Inter-American Research

Forum for Inter-American Research

Christian Ambrosius, Barbara Fritz, Ursula Stiegler – 2013

While up to now research on transnational migration and remittances has strongly concentrated on questions linked to poverty reduction and their use by receiving households, we emphasize the potential impact of remittances on financial sector development. We base our research on the assumption that the impact of remittances on the financial sector depends on several factors that can be governed through different regulations and policies. We map policy options, which potentially contribute to the goal of financial development, and present examples from the Latin American context.

Title
Remittances and the Financial Sector: Insights from Latin America
Publisher
American Studies Program Bielefeld Universität
Location
Bielefeld
Keywords
Research Project D6
Date
2013
Identifier
ISSN 1867-1519
Source(s)
Appeared in
Migrations between Spaces in the Americas and Beyond, Special Issue of Forum for Inter-American Research, 6 (2).
Language
eng
Type
Text