Remittances as an Insurance Mechanism in the Labor Market

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The probability that Mexican households receive remittances increases in response to temporary loss of employment by household heads. Evidence indicates that the probability doubles in the short-term, with a stronger effect in the first quarter of unemployment. Taking into account inter-household transfers within Mexico, the increase in the probability of private transfers is similar in households with low and high access to migratory networks in the U. S. The effectiveness of private transfers as an insurance mechanism has been reduced in an environment of economic crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-387
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Labor Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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