Impact of Remittance on Household Welfare: Evidence from the Western Region of Nepal

Laxmi D. Adhikari, Sayed Saghaian

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This study examines the impact of remittance on household welfare measured by consumption expenditures in the western region of Nepal. We used regional-level microeconomic data obtained from the Nepal Living Standards Survey (2010/2011) and employed Propensity Score Matching (PSM). Our results show that remittance-receiving households spend 34% and 20.33%, respectively, more per capita on agriculture and education than non-remittance-receiving households. However, there is no effect of remittance per capita on food expenditures. The findings of this study will be helpful to the federal-level policy makers in the western region of Nepal in deciding on scaling up migration-related programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-50
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Food Distribution Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2022

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  • Nepal
  • PSM
  • remittance
  • western region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing


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