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REMITT
Receives remittances

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      class Remitt:public Editor {

public:
    Remitt(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        if (dataSet == dataset_id::mw2008a)
            if (MW2008A_0027(0) > 1)
                a = 9;


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

REMITT indicates whether the household received remittances from persons living elsewhere.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Armenia
Botswana
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Fiji
Malawi
Mexico
Nicaragua
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Uruguay

Comparability — General

The data for Botswana, Mexico, and South Africa report payments from persons living elsewhere, not only those living abroad. All other samples only report remittances received from persons living abroad.

The Malawi data include any remittances in the previous five years while the Mexico data do not indicate a time frame. All other samples specify remittances received during the last year.

Comparability — Armenia [top]

The 2011 sample indicates if the household received money from abroad in the last year. The original source variable indicates the frequency of remittance receipt. See AM2011A_0040 for more detail.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

The samples 1991, 2001, and 2011 ask about remittances from inside or outside Botswana. The census question in 1991 asks about remittances since August 1990, while in 2001 and 2011 it refers to remittances since September 30 (Independence Day). In all samples, the time frame covered is approximately the last year. The unharmonized source variables allow separately identifying remittances from inside or outside Botswana.

Comparability — Costa Rica [top]

The 2011 sample indicates if the household received money or goods from someone living abroad in the last year.

Comparability — Dominican Republic [top]

This variable is only available for the 2002 sample. A separate question asks for the monetary amount of remittances which can be found in the unharmonized source variables.

Comparability — Ecuador [top]

The data indicate remittances in 2010 from persons living abroad. The question asks explicitly for remittance money received, not goods.

Comparability — Fiji [top]

The census question indicates whether the household received money from overseas, but a follow up question refers specifically to the previous 12 months. The question asks explicitly for remittance money received, not goods.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The data indicate remittances in the previous five years from persons living abroad. The source variable indicates whether remittances were in money or in goods, and a separate unharmonized variable records how regular these payments were.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

In 2015, the data refers to income from someone living in other country or in another dwelling in Mexico. The census question does not include a specific time frame, it only asks about money received at least once and that is expected to be received again.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The data indicate remittances in the previous 12 months from persons living abroad. The question asks explicitly for remittance money received, not goods.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The data refer to payments from persons living elsewhere, including alimony. The period of payments was for the year roughly preceding the census: October 1995 through September 1996. The unharmonized source variable preserves the monetary value of the payments.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2012 data refers to remittances from foreign countries in the past 12 months. The census question was asked only of households with at least one member reported as living abroad. In REMITT, households without members living abroad are considered not to be receiving remittances from foreign countries.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The unharmonized source variable contains details on whether the households received money, goods, or both money and goods.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

The census question asks if the household received money from a relative abroad during the previous 12 months. A separate question asks for the monetary amount of remittances which can be found in the unharmonized source variables.

Universe

  • Armenia 2011: All households
  • Botswana 1991: Private households
  • Botswana 2001: Private households
  • Botswana 2011: Private households
  • Costa Rica 2011: Private dwellings
  • Dominican Republic 2002: Private occupied designated households
  • Ecuador 2010: Private households
  • Fiji 2007: Private households with people present or hotels, boarding houses and guest houses
  • Fiji 2014: All households
  • Malawi 2008: All households
  • Mexico 2015: All households
  • Nicaragua 2005: Private households
  • South Africa 1996: Private households
  • Tanzania 2012: All households
  • Uganda 2014: All households
  • Uruguay 2006: Private households

Availability

  • Armenia: 2011
  • Botswana: 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Costa Rica: 2011
  • Dominican Republic: 2002
  • Ecuador: 2010
  • Fiji: 2007, 2014
  • Malawi: 2008
  • Mexico: 2015
  • Nicaragua: 2005
  • South Africa: 1996
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Uganda: 2014
  • Uruguay: 2006