Monetary and non-monetary remittances of Egyptians abroad

Authors

  • Ayman Zohry Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v2i1.435

Keywords:

remittances, non-monetary remittances, Egyptians, Egypt

Abstract

Migrants remit money, goods and commodities, as well as ideas and behaviors that affect sending countries, positively or negatively. It is not enough to study and track the flow of monetary remittances, which we admit its importance, but they also should give more attention to the study of the impact of socio-cultural remittances which may play an important role, negative or positive, in reshaping societies. This study aims at exploring both types of remittances, monetary and non-monetary remittances, and assesses their impact on Egypt.

Author Biography

Ayman Zohry, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG)

Ayman Zohry received his Ph.D. in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex. He is the founding president and president of the Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG), a research institute based in Cairo, Egypt. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of internal migration, international migration, migration and development, and irregular migration. In the last few years he worked as a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the American University in Cairo (AUB), and The Danish Institute for International Studies. Dr. Zohry has, additionally, provided various consultant services/technical advice to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Bank, Arab League, UN-ESCWA, EU, Academy for Educational Development (AED), USAID, and many other national, regional, and international organizations and NGOs. 

Published

2017-05-01

How to Cite

Zohry, A. (2017). Monetary and non-monetary remittances of Egyptians abroad. Remittances Review, 2(1), 23-29. https://doi.org/10.33182/rr.v2i1.435

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