International Remittances and Income Inequality in Africa

Aug 12, 2011 | J.C. Anyanwu | AfDB
This paper presents empirical evidence of the link between international remittances and income inequality (Gini coefficient) in African countries (Sub-Saharan and North Africa) in the light of the financial crisis. The paper examines income inequality and inflow and characteristics of international remittances to African countries, provides a brief literature review of the income inequality impact of international remittances and explores some resulting policy implications.
Theme: Remittances, Financial Inclusion | Pages: 34