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Financial remittances, trans-border conversations, and the state

Meseguer, Covadonga, Lavezzolo, Sebastián and Aparicio, Javier (2016) Financial remittances, trans-border conversations, and the state. Comparative Migration Studies, 4 (1). ISSN 2214-594X

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s40878-016-0040-0


How does the reception of remittances change the views of those left behind? In this paper, we compare the impact of financial remittances (transmission of money) with the impact of social remittances (transmission of ideas and values) on preferences about the role of the state in the economy (in particular, the role of the state in creating jobs, reducing inequality, and securing citizens’ well-being). Using data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project (2008–2010), we find that social learning via cross-border communication is positively associated with preference for an enhanced role of the state.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 14:42
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 04:27

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