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PAKISTAN: Remittances radically change lives – study | IRIN Asia

LAHORE, 22 February 2011 (IRIN) – A new study by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) working with the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics investigates the impact – on 500 households in nine high-migration districts – of remittances from Saudi Arabia.

The study, commissioned by the Pakistan government, aims to compile empirical data on the social and economic impacts of remittances on receiving households. The study found average total remittances received per household from the time the migrants went abroad were Rs 1.05 million [$ 3,145] and that a large proportion of remittances were used in four areas – real estate and agricultural machinery, food, marriages and savings.

Read more here: IRIN Asia | PAKISTAN: Remittances radically change lives – study | Pakistan | Economy.

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