New figures for old stories: Migration and remittances in Nepal (2006)

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Labour migration and remittances are major economic mainstays for Nepal's economy. However, there is still insufficient documentation on scale and significance of this process. Estimations of migration figures suggest that real numbers are several times higher than official statistics show. Therefore this article contributes to the emerging debate of the last years comparing latest national statistics with own empirical data. The paper concludes that the total numbers of migrants calculated by the authors closely corresponds with official statistics, while amount of remittances seems to be higher indeed, highlighting once more that labour migration and remittances are an important mainstay of Nepal's economy.
Year: 2006
Language: English
In: Migration Letters, Volume 3, Number 2, October 2006 www.migrationletters.com,

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