GENDER-SPECIFIC DETERMINANTS OF REMITTANCES AND GENDER-SPECIFIC REMITTANCE MECHANISMS

Funder: World Bank Group

There is relatively little research that specifically examines differences in female and male migrants’ remitting behavior. This research paper explicitly assesses gender and remittances with random surveys of formal remittance senders from 18 different countries — from Latin America, the Caribbean, and West Africa — and residing in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In particular, it examines whether women remit more relative to men and do so to more distant relations.