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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Development and dependence along the New York–Haiti remittance corridor

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SAMARTH J. (1) ; HAMILTON T. ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Haiti and other developing countries have increasingly turned to emigrant remittances as a potential source of development capital. There is a vigorous debate in the development community about the impacts of remittances, however, with concerns about dependence challenging the optimism about a potential new development engine. Based on interviews with forty-two remittance recipients in Haiti and forty-five corresponding senders in New York State, we find that the remittance economy in Haiti is indeed productive and has the potential to generate employment and other important development benefits. That said, there are important limitations created by broader political–economic conditions and deeply entrenched inequalities

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no1 [pp. 149-159]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 6 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2013.768136

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
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