Development Impacts of Remittances in Agricultural Households: Fiji Experience

Authors

  • Zhongwei Xing University of Lincoln Lincoln International Business School Braford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v3i1.425

Keywords:

Agricultural households, Remittances, Empirical modelling, Fiji

Abstract

This paper provides the contribution of remittance income for agriculture and rural development in Fiji at the micro-level analysis using the most recent household survey data available. On the contrary to general belief that remittances are mostly used for food consumption amongst households in the Pacific islands, the empirical results show that remittances have alternative uses by the households in Fiji. In particular, it sheds light on remittances as a driver for pro-poor agricultural production and diversification.

Author Biography

Zhongwei Xing, University of Lincoln Lincoln International Business School Braford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS UK

Lincoln International Business School/Research Fellow in Economics

Published

2018-05-14

How to Cite

Xing, Z. (2018). Development Impacts of Remittances in Agricultural Households: Fiji Experience. Remittances Review, 3(1), 19-49. https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v3i1.425

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