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Journal of Finance and Economics. 2014, 2(4), 131-135
DOI: 10.12691/jfe-2-4-5
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Impact of Workers’ Remittances on Household Welfare in District Jhang (A Case Study of Tehsil 18 Hazari)

Khawar Abbas1, , Hazur Muhammad Sabir1, Anam Shehzadi1 and Qamar Abbas2

1Department of Economics, G.C University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

2Student of (BS) Economics, G.C University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Pub. Date: April 07, 2014

Cite this paper:
Khawar Abbas, Hazur Muhammad Sabir, Anam Shehzadi and Qamar Abbas. Impact of Workers’ Remittances on Household Welfare in District Jhang (A Case Study of Tehsil 18 Hazari). Journal of Finance and Economics. 2014; 2(4):131-135. doi: 10.12691/jfe-2-4-5

Abstract

The inflow of foreign remittances is continuously increased in Pakistan and it has been estimated that about 13186.58 $ million received in the last fiscal year [23]. The main purpose of this study was to check the impact of remittances on household welfare as well as poverty of the household in Tehsil 18 Hazari, District jhang, Punjab, Pakistan. Household expenditures were used as a proxy variable to measure the welfare of household. Primary data were collected from the 9 union councils of Tehsil 18 Hazari. The size of sample was around 280, out of which 140 migrated households while 140 were non migrated. The results derived by application of OLS and logit model, revealed that education of household head, total number of animals, monthly income and foreign remittances were beneficial for improving the welfare of household while size of the house, marital status and dependency ratio negatively affected household welfare.

Keywords:
workers’ remittances household welfare poverty of the household

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