2015-07: Socio-economic consequences of labor migration in Uzbekistan (Working paper)

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Ahunov, Muzaffar
Kakhkharov, Jakhongir
Parpiev, Ziyodullo
Wolfson, Inna
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Rohde, Nicholas

Naranpanawa, Athula

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2015
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This paper attempts to look closely at socio-economic consequences of migration and remittance decisions of the Uzbek households. We first draw a portrait of a typical migrant worker, paying special attention to the motives for migration and the skills that the migrants possess. We trace the portrait of the typical migrant worker to see the changes in migration profile over time. We also investigate the impact of migration and remittances on livelihoods of migrant-sending families. Using a unique household survey conducted by the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) office in Tashkent, we show that remittances have significant effect on livelihoods of left-behind households. Our results indicate that financial constraints, especially on non-food and health expenditures, act as a push-factor for migration in Uzbekistan.

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Copyright © 2010 by author(s). No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior permission of the author(s).

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J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

J68 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: Public Policy

Migration

Remittances

Uzbekistan

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