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Identifying the Motives of Migrant Philanthropy

by Matthias Lücke; Toman Omar Mahmoud; Christian Peuker

Aug 1, 2012
Donations by migrants to community projects in their home countries ("collective remittances") help to provide local public goods and may promote economic development. We draw on the literatures on migrant remittances and on philanthropy in general to identify possible motives for collective remittances.

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