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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the role of institutions on the remittances–output growth volatility relationship. Design/methodology/approach – The data set of this paper is limited to 71 remittances recipient countries. In an attempt to deal with endogeneity...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate why poor people make decisions that at first sight appear irrational. The author stays within the realms of classical consumption theory, and investigates preference-based explanations. The author studies the case of rickshaw rental versus...
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine whether the village development fund (VDF) program reduces poverty in terms of income and expenditure. Design/methodology/approach – The authors use cross-sectional data that are collected from 361 households in 15 villages in the rural district...
Purpose – This paper aims to provide an up-to-date analysis of the productivity in the agricultural sector within the states and union territories of India. Despite agriculture’s diminishing role as a share of overall gross domestic product (GDP) in India, it plays a crucial role by providing a...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between industrial sector growth, inequalities and urban poverty reduction Design/methodology/approach – The paper used static panel data analysis. However, the tests suggest that there are no state-specific effects; hence, the...
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