On fertility, migration and remittances in LDCs

Eliakim Katz*, Oded Stark

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we examine the effect of migratory opportunities for children on fertility when the decision by the child whether and how much to remit is endogenous to the analysis. We differentiate between two classes of motivations to remit and four changes that are likely to increase the return to migration. We demonstrate that the effect of each of these changes on remittances depends on the motive for remittances. Given that the demand for children as assets depends on the returns to them of which remittances constitute a part, we identify links between motivations to remit and the demand for children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes


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