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