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Remittance income and social resilience among migrant households in rural Bangladesh


Sikder, MJU and Higgins, V and Ballis, PH, Remittance income and social resilience among migrant households in rural Bangladesh, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 281. ISBN 978-1-137-59241-5 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1057/978-1-137-57771-9


This book examines how migrant remittances contribute to household social resilience in rural Bangladesh. Using a mixed methods approach, the authors show that remittances play a crucial role in enhancing the life chances and economic livelihoods of rural households, and that remittance income enables households to overcome immediate pressures, adapt to economic and environmental change, build economic and cultural capital, and provide greater certainty in planning for the future. However, the book also reveals that the social and economic benefits of remittances are not experienced equally by all households. Rural village households endure a precarious existence and the potentially positive outcomes of remittances can easily be undermined by a range of external and household-specific factors leading to few, if any, benefits in terms of household social resilience.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:remittances, migration, social resilience, Bangladesh
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:128235
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-09-11
Last Modified:2018-10-01

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