Social Effects of Remittances From Migration

It is mostly an individual of the family who migrates to the place of destination and not the whole family. So the decision might be taken by the whole family to send out a capable person who could earn efficiently and support the family. The individual then sends back remittances to his family back in the rural village. These remittances become the source of income for the whole family.

These practices establish strong trust factors between the member and the family and strengthens their relationship and kinship ties. Because the family belongs to the rural setup they usually are tied to social and cultural practices which have an impact on their living standards, employment, income, consumption and saving and finally expenses. This also establishes a social prestige of the family within and outside the village community.

The remittances are used for consumption and even though they aren’t great in amounts they are enough to fulfill the family’s basic needs. When the migrants belong to a dominating economic background then the earnings make their family even stronger financially. And this leads to making the class superior. And uplifts them higher in the social hierarchy. Also, the income that one earns after migration help to compensate the expenditure done in the process of migration.


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