The Social Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Page No. 117 - 124

Determinants of Remittance Receipts in Rural Nigeria

Authors : Olatomide W. Olowa, Timothy Taiwo Awoyemi and B.T. Omonona

Abstract: This study uses NLSS, 2004 data collected for rural Nigeria to estimate a multinomial logit model of the economic and demographic determinants of migration and receipt of remittances in rural Nigeria. Findings show that most of the human capital variables are statistically insignificant. However for internal remittances, households with more educated members at the secondary school level (X2), age of household head (X4), number of male over age 15 (X7), zones 1-3 and 5, land size (X11) are positive and significantly associated with internal migration and receiving internal remittances. Likewise for international remittances, households with more educated members at the university level (X3), age of household head (X4) and land size (X11) are positive and significantly associated with receiving international remittances.

How to cite this article:

Olatomide W. Olowa, Timothy Taiwo Awoyemi and B.T. Omonona, 2012. Determinants of Remittance Receipts in Rural Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 7: 117-124.

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