What is it about?
Paper asks if migrant remittances are helpful in increasing the capacity of the government to provide social protection.
Why is it important?
The importance of this question lies in the impact of these remittances on the fiscal space. Remittances can serve as a private substitute or complement to the public social protection system. This in turn has implication for the conduct of fiscal policy.
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This page is a summary of: Diaspora and government welfare spending: Do migrant remittances increase public social protection?, Economic Notes, April 2019, Wiley,
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