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Abstract

Immigrant remittances are truly a force to be reckoned with in the global economy. These private, unrequited transfers of money from migrants to the family members they leave behind, often sent a few hundred dollars at a time, nonetheless add up to billions of dollars annually: US$114 billion in 2003, the last year for which complete data are available. This figure includes only remittances sent through official, measurable channels, and much more is believed to flow through informal channels. Consequently, remittances represent one of the largest international flows of financial resources.

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