Migrant Remittances, Expenditure Pattern and Gender: Evidence from Urban Sector of Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Senarathne, R.A.T.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-25T06:09:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-25T06:09:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other UWU/EAG/14/0028
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/7356/UWULD%20EAG%2014%20028-11022021132843.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Migrants' remittances take an important position in Sri Lankan economy while significantly affect people's livelihood, social processes, and economic development in individual household. However, none of research has carried out to reveal expenditure pattern especially within the households in urban sector of Sri Lanka. Therefore, this study examines migrant remittances on expenditure pattern of households in urban sector of Sri Lanka. Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) conducted by Department of Census and Statistics in Sri Lanka 2009/2010 period was used as the secondary data in this study. Urban Sector migrant data set comprises 893 households. Fractional logit models were used within the Engle's curve framework to investigate how the gender of the household head and remittances affect expenditure pattern. Results reveal that, within male-headed household, internal remittances are allocated more on food and less on other ad hoc purchases such as transport and entertainment expenditures while International remittances are allocated more on health and less on education. Further, results suggest that within female-headed household, internal remittances are allocated more on housing expenditure and less on education. On the other, female- headed household allocate international remittances more on housing expendifilre and less share on education expenditure. Finally, the study concludes that head of the household play a significant role in the remittance's allocation on food, housing, health & other expenditure. Keywords: Expenditure pattern, Fractional logit model, Remittances, Urban sector en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/EAG/14/0028
dc.subject Export Agriculture Degree Programme (EAG) en_US
dc.title Migrant Remittances, Expenditure Pattern and Gender: Evidence from Urban Sector of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – EAG 2014 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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