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Remittances

Citation

Davis, Jason (2010). Remittances.. Warf, Barney (Ed.) (pp. 2412-2414). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications.

Abstract

Remittances, in their most common usage, are the transfer of a portion of a migrant worker's wages back to his or her family. A more encompassing definition of remittances includes so-called social remittances: the sending of products (foodstuff, electronics, automobiles, etc.) and the transfer of ideas formed and beliefs adopted from migrant destination workplaces to native communities. In this entry, remittances will refer to the simple monetary definition.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412939591.n977

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2010

Author(s)

Davis, Jason