Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Preprints, Working Papers, ...

Poverty, disasters and remittances: do remittances and past disasters influence households’ resilience?

Abstract : Using a multi-topic household panel survey conducted in Burkina Faso by the “Institut national de la statistique et de la démographie” (INSD), in 2014, this paper assesses the impact of remittances on poverty in Burkina Faso. To do so, a poverty index is computed using household’s housing characteristics. Propensity score matching method is used as an empirical strategy, and results show that remittances have a negative impact on poverty. Another important result is that remittances have a higher impact on the resilience of households, when they have experienced disasters in the past. Therefore, when it comes to natural disasters, these inflows act as an important tool for populations to be more resilient.
Document type :
Preprints, Working Papers, ...
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [46 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01512716
Contributor : Cerdi Etudes & Documents - Publications <>
Submitted on : Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:52:58 AM
Last modification on : Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 4:55:48 PM
Document(s) archivé(s) le : Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 3:35:58 PM

File

2017.08.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-01512716, version 1

Citation

Tebkieta Alexandra Tapsoba. Poverty, disasters and remittances: do remittances and past disasters influence households’ resilience?. 2017. ⟨halshs-01512716⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

270

Files downloads

606