Cambodia Development Review 15 - 4
Migration, Remittances and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Cambodia
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This study utilises the national representative household survey data, Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (CSES) 2007, to examine the impact of internal and international remittances on poverty, measured by the poverty ratio, poverty gap and squared poverty gap. The result shows that both internal and international remittances reduce the amount, depth and severity of poverty. Remittances have a larger effect on the severity of poverty than on the poverty rate. Our findings also suggest that remittances from international migrants are more effective at reducing poverty than those from internal migrants.