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Role of remittances on the economic condition of households


Romanian migrants have gone looking for resources designed to provide them with a decent minimum of living in a predictable time horizon. Until the onset of the economic crisis, the money sent to the remaining family in Romania reached significant rates, covering its full costs or representing investments for returning to the country, once sufficient capital or pension rights were accumulated in the country of destination. Even though data on migrants is sensibly unregistered, it still provides relevant information on the demographic structure of this segment of the population, as well as on the main destination countries and geographical areas where they emigrate. They were away for at least a year, almost equally, both men and women, many in the urban area compared to rural areas.


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