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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Chimhandamba, Nancy
Email upetd@up.ac.za
URN etd-04072010-154232
Document Title Reconciling the benefits of formal and informal remittance channels : a Zimbabwean migrantís perspective
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr M Holland
Keywords
  • remittance channels
Date 2010-04-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

Policy makers and financial institutions advocate the use of formal (regulated) remittance channels as the best way to harness remittances. In this research I study the benefits of formal and informal remittance channels from a Zimbabwean migrantís perspective. The factors, particularly the Zimbabwean migrantís demographics, adopted country and channel variables will influence the migrantís choice of remittance channel. Categorical and numerical data that influence the choice of remittance channel used was collected from Zimbabwean migrants resident in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Categorical date was analysed using a log linear model - correspondence analysis which explores relationships between two or more dimensions. Numerical data was analysed using correlation analysis to examine linear associations and relationships between variables. The research is intended to create an understanding of what influences the migrantís choice of remittance channels which could assist the policy makers (particularly in Zimbabwe and South Africa) understand how to best harness both remittance channels and improve the financial structures if they hope to increase the migration of remittances from informal to formal remittance channels.

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Chimhandamba, N 2009, Reconciling the benefits of formal and informal remittance channels : a Zimbanwean migrantís perspective, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-04072010-154232/ >

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