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Remittance Income and Social Resilience among Migrant Households in Rural Bangladesh

  • Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder
  • Vaughan Higgins
  • Peter Harry Ballis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 1-19
  3. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 21-79
  4. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 81-118
  5. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 119-162
  6. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 163-190
  7. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 191-215
  8. Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder, Vaughan Higgins, Peter Harry Ballis
    Pages 217-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-281

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how migrant remittances contribute to household social resilience in rural Bangladesh. Using a mixed methods approach, the authors show that remittances play a crucial role in enhancing the life chances and economic livelihoods of rural households, and that remittance income enables households to overcome immediate pressures, adapt to economic and environmental change, build economic and cultural capital, and provide greater certainty in planning for the future. However, the book also reveals that the social and economic benefits of remittances are not experienced equally by all households. Rural village households endure a precarious existence and the potentially positive outcomes of remittances can easily be undermined by a range of external and household-specific factors leading to few, if any, benefits in terms of household social resilience.

Keywords

Remittances Migration Livelihood Social Resilience Bangladesh Migrant Households

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Jalal Uddin Sikder
    • 1
  • Vaughan Higgins
    • 2
  • Peter Harry Ballis
    • 3
  1. 1.General Education DepartmentUniversity of Liberal Arts BangladeshDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.School of Humanities and Social SciencesCharles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaAustralia
  3. 3.Gipsland CampusFederation University AustraliaChurchillAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57771-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59241-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57771-9
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