An alternative quality of life ranking on the basis of remittances

Petróczy, Dóra Gréta ORCID: (2021) An alternative quality of life ranking on the basis of remittances. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences . DOI

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Remittances provide an essential connection between people working abroad and their home countries. This paper considers these transfers as a measure of preferences revealed by the workers, underlying a ranking of countries around the world. In particular, we use the World Bank bilateral remittances data of international salaries and interpersonal transfers between 2010 and 2015 to compare European countries. The suggested least squares method has favourable axiomatic properties. Our ranking reveals a crucial aspect of quality of life and may become an alternative to various composite indices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:country ranking, international migration, paired comparison, quality of life, remittances
Subjects:Economic development
ID Code:6977
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:20 Oct 2021 12:52
Last Modified:20 Oct 2021 12:52

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