Remittances from internal migration and poverty in Botswana
Campbell, Eugene K. and Kandala, Ngianga-Bakwin. (2011) Remittances from internal migration and poverty in Botswana. Sociology Mind, Vol.1 (No.3). pp. 130-137. ISSN 2160-083XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/sm.2011.13016
This study seeks to address the question of the existence of a relationship between remittances from internal la-bour migrants and poverty. Data was obtained from a stratified random sample survey of internal migrants and poverty in Botswana in 2004. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the migrants. A total of 1160 migrant households were enumerated. The lived poverty index method is used to estimate the level of pov-erty. It takes the social aspect of development into consideration, thereby reducing the limitations of the eco-nomic measurement of poverty. Logistic regression analysis is used to examine the remittance-poverty relation-ship. Though female-headed households are transitorily poorer than their male counterparts, there is no signifi-cant gender difference among the extremely poor. The results do not show conclusively that migrant remittances have moderating effect on poverty in the country. Policy implications are addressed.
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