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2006 - International Studies Association Pages: 17 pages || Words: 7870 words || 
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1. Kunz, Rahel. "Remittances as Transnational Activity: A Gender-Sensitive Approach to Remittances in the Case of Mexico" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p100135_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The global increase in international migration has been accompanied by a growing sum of remittances, money sent by migrants to their home countries. In recent years, migrant sending countries and international development and financial institutions have shown an increased interest in the development potential of individual and collective remittances. Thus, a powerful discourse has emerged which hails remittances as an effective source for financing development and poverty reduction. This contribution suggests that we re-situate remittances within the larger context of migration and integration processes in order to consider remittances as one dimension of transnational activity. Considering remittances not in isolation and merely as a sum of money to be harnessed for development, but as embedded in complex transnational activities opens up space for examining the gender dimensions of remittances. Adopting a critical feminist approach, it will be argued that remittance activities generate complex and contradictory social change. Based on fieldwork on transnational activities in the case of Mexican migration to the United States, it will be argued that while remittances activities have disciplining effects for women on the one hand, they can simultaneously lead to various forms of empowerment.

2009 - ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE" Words: 40 words || 
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2. Lairap, Josephine. "Migration, Remittances and Microfinance: The Impact of Increasing Feminization of Migration, Remittances and Microfinance on African Women" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 50th ANNUAL CONVENTION "EXPLORING THE PAST, ANTICIPATING THE FUTURE", New York Marriott Marquis, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, Feb 15, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p313155_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: In recent years, the global discourse and practices on migration that have been tied up with security issues and illegality have made most potential migrant male undesirable. In the African context, women have been increasingly encouraged to migrate in or

2006 - International Studies Association Words: 241 words || 
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3. Rahman, Md Mizanur. "Remittances and Development: The Impact of Family Remittances in Bangladesh" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA, Mar 22, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p97885_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The debate on remittance-development nexus, which reached an impasse in the 1990s, has become again a hot topic in various circles, especially after the dramatic increase in official remittance figures in many source countries in the recent years. Most studies on remittances often criticize family remittances as they are largely spent as income on left behind families? recurrent costs rather than as investment on economic growth. However, this paper holds the view that the non-economic dimensions of remittances, particularly the socio-cultural and political meanings and uses of remittances need to be taken into account for any sustainable argument of the development potential of remittances. This paper attempts to push the debates beyond economic dimension of remittances. The paper argues that different types of remittances, for example, family, collective, and entrepreneurial remittances, may have different roles in the process of development (in the broader sense) and therefore, should be examined in disaggregation to capture the complexities of remittance-development relationship. By focusing on family remittances from Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore, this paper aims to bring new insights into the issue of remittances and their impact on social development in Bangladesh as it relates to issues of education, health, democratisation of human relations, political participation and the link between social development and human security. Since this study links both ends - host and home country, a diversified research methodology is undertaken consisting of participant observation, focus group interviews, schedule interviews, and ethnographic survey.

2006 - American Political Science Association Words: unavailable || 
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4. de Graauw, Els. "Capitalizing on Remittances: A Cross-National Comparison of Remittance Actors and Policies" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott, Loews Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p151396_index.html>
Publication Type: Proceeding

2007 - The Law and Society Association Words: 178 words || 
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5. Giron, Alicia. "Migration, Remittances, and Macroeconomic Environment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, TBA, Berlin, Germany, Jul 24, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p177113_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Mexican migration and remittances has followed a deep fast growing process as the structural change in macroeconomic policies have been characterized by inflation targeting, zero deficits and stable exchange rates. There is an asymmetric relation between this financial path and the informal employment rate in Mexico. Employer of Last Resort (ELR) after deregulation, liberalization and financial crises during the last two decades has been provided by direct investment, maquilas, and principle export industrial enterprisers. The lack on well paid salaries and the increase of informal employment market have expanded the migration needs of one fifth of the population. The aim of this paper is try to relate the higher migration rate with direct investment, inflation rate, external debt service and other economic policies specifically in Mexico country while the demand of other services could not be provided by the aging population specifically in Mexico’s border country. All these will be analysed from within the frame work of Legal Economic Instruments namely the Law regulating these through economic incentives and disincentives towards International migration, remittances and macroeconomic policies.

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