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Ukrainian labour migration and remittances in the European Union

Author: Mgr. Lenka Šperková
Year: 2015 - summer
Work type: EEI & EP
Language: English
Pages: 94
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Abstract: The remittances or money transfers sent by migrants to the country of origin are
considered to be one of the welfare channels with potential to influence
macroeconomics indicators. The aim of this thesis is to analyse migration and
remittance behaviour of Ukrainian migrants in the context of the EU. Study is based
on the questionnaire survey inspired by the similar projects in the Latin America and
Mexico. Contribution of the thesis lies in the detailed analysis of the topic that
separates different forms of remittances. The econometric model consists of
statistical summary of the data and three hypotheses tests focusing on the probability
and amount remitted; consumption behaviour and probability of getting skilled
position. According to findings, probability and amount remitted is determined by
demographic factors and direction of effects differs in the case of regularly and onetime
payments. Altruism and business financing are primary motives to remit.
Remittances appear to be transferred by informal channels into the productive forms
of consumption. A procurement of skilled position is positively influenced by human
capital factors but also reflects labour market situation in the destination country.




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