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Monitoring the Sending and Spending of Remittances: A Lab in the Field Experiment among Salvadoran Migrants and Their Families

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Ambler, Catherine. 2012. "Monitoring the Sending and Spending of Remittances: A Lab in the Field Experiment among Salvadoran Migrants and Their Families." Population Association of America, 2012 Annual Meeting, No. 12-1.

In the context of a large field experiment among 1,500 Salvadoran migrants and their family members, I implement a lab to examine the impact that changing the ability of migrants and family members to monitor each other and reveal their preferences has on remittance decisions. This paper explores the importance of information asymmetries in household allocations, in an environment where these information problems are likely to be especially acute. Migrant and family member decisions are analyzed together, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of how decisions are made about how remittances are sent and spent.

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Countries of focus: El Salvador, United States of America.

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