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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Food Distribution Research|
|State||Published - Mar 2022|
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- western region
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Economics and Econometrics
- Management Science and Operations Research