Poland -Remittances 1.5% of GDP -October 02, 2012

European research network CASE published a report analysing the effects of remittances on the economy. Remittances are money streams that are associated with emigrants sending money to family back home. Poland is the 17th largest recipient of remittances in the world, remittances constituting up to 1.5% of its GDP in 2011. Remittances were highest in 2006-2007, but fell again as the economic crisis hit countries of destination. Remittances contributed to Poland’s economic growth and, the authors claim, limited income inequality because remittances went to less developed regions.

English:  http://www.case-research.eu/sites/default/files/publications/2012-12_Barbone.pdf


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