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Determinants Of Consumption Of Remittances By The Families Of The International Migrants In Assam

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Dr. Sultana Begum Abida Mazumder*; Bimal Deb Nath



Migrant, Remittance, household, consumption, savings, investment etc.



Remittances bring new opportunities for economic and social development to the families of remittance receiving households. This development of a nation is affected by the fact that how these remittances are consumed. Remittances are basically used on basic consumption goods, housing, expenditure on education and health care goods and services, capital for small business creation and entrepreneurial activities. The basic question of whether migrants channel these remittances into human and physical investments or merely use such receipts in consumption has a profound impact on the development of a nation. This paper makes an attempt to understand the specific migrant and household characteristics that affect the consumption patterns of the remittances received from the international migrant workers by their respective families in the two villages Berenga and Kanakpur, in Cachar district in Assam



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