Chapter 1


The influx of remittals are of extreme importance to any developing economic system since it is a manner by which many families survive and it besides brings in a channel of investing to the economic system. Likewise, many families in Pakistan depend on remittals for ingestion, be it for day-to-day usage or for future investings. The intent of the survey is to understand the ingestion forms of migratory households in Pakistan and so make an in depth analysis of the portion male and female members of a household have in the entire ingestion of that family. It is really apparent in researches based on the psychological ingestion of males and females that their motive for ingestion is different. Typically it is seen that work forces spend more on investings and consumer lasting goods whereas adult females spend more on luxuries, nutrient and non-food points. Through this survey, I want to see how does a male family caput spends income from abroad versus how a female family caput spends income from abroad.

Relevance of survey.

In the field of analyzing developing economic systems, ingestion forms of families play a important function in calculating societal alterations, economic prosperity, hereafter development and policy devising. Over the old ages at that place have been major international migration influxs and escapes which have been influenced by political, economic and familial motive. These hard currency flows have had a important impact on the disbursement forms of migratory families. Many surveies have been conducted in Pakistan sing the composing of ingestion and the impact of remittals on it and what their relevant societal and economic effects have been. This survey aims at analysing the ingestion patterns from the gender ‘s point of position. The relationship of income from abroad and ingestion will be farther classified into the lasting and ephemeral income and ingestion. Gender position and gender properties of personality will be incorporated into the analysis of factors impacting ingestion.

Background Information.

In the past five and a half decennaries, Pakistan has witnessed major international influxs and escapes encouraged by economic, political and familial motives. The oil roar of the 70s lead to one of the most important labour outflow from Pakistan to the Middle Eastern states.

Peoples immigrate to other states in hunt for better work and lifestyle chances. In Pakistan the construct of labour migration is non new ; accordingly in-migration of skilled and unskilled workers is really common at every degree. The desire to migrate varies from single to single but it is by and large seen that people migrate in chance of bettering their life criterions. Once remittances start fluxing in to the migratory family we see that the motive of ingestion by the female family member will differ from that of the male family member. The significance of gender motive and composing of ingestion will be studied exhaustively.

Managerial concern

Labor migration and the flow of remittals are of import to the host state every bit good as the beginning state. The statistics and consequences generated from this research will assist the authorities and other establishments in policy devising. Since the research will demo the composing of ingestion and the portion work forces and adult females have in determination doing it will assist organisations to concentrate their policies on the gender that is more influential in determination devising

Academic concern.

This survey will profit in understanding the ingestion forms of migratory families. It will assist in understand that what proportion of income ( which will be used as a placeholder for remittals ) is consumed by work forces and adult females and what is their motive to devour and how influential is this motive on the ingestion form.

Cardinal words.

Remittance: AA remittanceA is aA transportation of moneyA by aA foreign workerA to his or her place state.

Migration: The act of traveling from one state to another in hunt for better occupation chances and an improved life style.

Family Consumption: Income spent in devouring lasting and non-durable goods.

Fringy Propensity to Devour: Addition in consumer disbursement due to increase in disposable income.

Gender: of or refering to one of the sexes, either male or female.


This subdivision presents a brief overview of the literature available on abroad migration and different theories that have been proposed on ingestion.

Most of the surveies on abroad workers and their households are secondary in nature or they are instance surveies based on little informations sets. No research in peculiar has done an in depth cross-sectional analysis of migratory households in item. In his research article, G. M. Arif has given a elaborate history on the many researches that have been done in Pakistan on ingestion.

Gilani ( 1981 ) was the innovator in carry oning his research on the impact of Middle East migration on the domestic economic system. It showed that 62 % of remittals goes into current ingestion, 22 % into existent estate purchase, 11.5 % into existent physical investing and 1.4 % into fiscal investings.

2.10 Relative Permanent Income and Consumption

Thomas.I.Palley ‘s research paper draws on the theories presented by Keynes ( 1936 ) , Friedman ( 1956 ) , Duesenberry ( 1948 ) and Modigilliani and Brumbergh ( 1955 ) . He has labeled the theoretical account as a “ comparative lasting income of ingestion ” . The undermentioned theories are discussed and incorporated into the analysis. The article can organize a footing in placing or set uping comparative lasting income of migratory households and how much of it is being influenced by remittals. The writer discusses the undermentioned theories:

Keynes ( 1936 ) – Psychological foundation of ingestion behaviour in his General Theory which draws on the fact that work forces increase ingestion as income additions.

Kuznets ( 1946 ) – used 5 twelvemonth traveling norms of ingestion disbursement and showed that long tally clip series ingestion informations for U.S economic system are characterized by a changeless APC.

Milton Friedman ( 1956 ) – proposed his lasting income hypothesis ( PIH ) which stated that families spend a fixed fraction of their lasting income on ingestion.

Modigiliani and Brumberg ( 1955 ) – lifecycle theoretical account which stated that persons choose a life-time form of ingestion that maximizes their public-service corporation.

Duesenberry ( 1948 ) – Relative Income Theory of Consumption. Theory maintains that ingestion determinations are motivated by “ comparative ” ingestion concerns ; “ maintaining up with the Mother joness ” . He stated that ingestion forms are capable to wont and are slow to fall in face of income decreases.

Keynes – Friedman – Deusenberry Relative Permanent Income:

“ The cardinal psychological jurisprudence, upon which we are entitled to

depend with great assurance both a priori and from our cognition of

human nature and from the elaborate facts of experience, is that work forces are

disposed, as a regulation and on the norm, to increase their ingestion as

their lasting income additions. The portion that they spend out of their

lasting income depends on their comparative lasting income, and the

greater their comparative income the smaller that portion. ”

2.11 Effect of ephemeral Income on Consumption

In the article “ an analysis of the consequence of ephemeral income on ingestion ” by Yngve Willson, the writer applies a disaggregated version of Friedman ‘s Permanent Income Hypothesis ( PIH ) theoretical account and attempts to reply the inquiry that does ephemeral income influence observed ingestion spendings? Harmonizing to Friedman, ephemeral income and transitory ingestion are uncorrelated and so is ephemeral and lasting income. The article goes on to proving the cogency of the PIH by Friedman and the empirical consequences of the survey do non render Friedman ‘s theoretical account as invalid.

This article gives a elaborate apprehension of lasting and ephemeral income and lasting and ephemeral ingestion. It besides gives an in-depth apprehension of the premises underlying the model of the PIH theoretical account by Friedman.

Rober. C. Jones treated dividend payments as ephemeral income and checked the proposition that if it is assumed that lasting income is increased by the windfall so entire ingestion would be affected in proportion to the increase to lasting income. Under this statement, the predicted MPC out of dividend payment would be slightly less that the MPC out of lasting income. The writer used a Multiple Regression technique and the outgo classs used were that of nutrient, lodging and vesture. Dividend payment was used as a placeholder for ephemeral income but consequences showed that it acted more as a placeholder for lasting income.

The construct of the above mentioned article can be incorporated into my survey. If remittals are being sent to having families at regular intervals so like dividends, remittals can be used as a placeholder for ephemeral income and its impact on ingestion can be measured consequently.

2.12 Propensity to Consume Permanent Income

‘The leaning to devour lasting income ‘ is studied by Thomas Mayer. The writer has used average income of loosely defined occupational groups as a placeholder for lasting income. He incorporated many budget surveies so that differences in ephemeral income natural out. He farther classified workers as skilled and unskilled and excluded the class of unemployed and retired from the occupational grouping. Consumption is treated as the purchase of consumer durable goodss. Using the conventional definition of ingestion, it was seen that on one manus the lasting income theory is incorrect is asseverating that the MPC does incorporate an of import truth since the MPC is greater for lasting income than for mensurable income.

2.13 Remittances and Living Standards

Sarfarz Khan, Mirza Rizwan Sajid, Maria Abbas Gondal and Nadeem Ahmed have studied the “ impact of remittals on life criterions of emigres ‘ households in Gujarat-Pakistan ” . The survey is a primary research and consequences have been derived by drifting questionnaires. The methodological analysis used in accomplishing relevant information is of import or relevant to my survey. The writers define out-migration, the flow of remittals and how they improve family outgo in footings of ingestion, accessories/facilities, propery, concerns and bank sedimentations. The writers further set up how all this in bend impacts household life criterions and rise in the degree of satisfaction.

2.14 Nelson-Olsen Model of Simultaneous Equations

The article “ guest worker migration, remittals and extended household: grounds from Pakistan ” by Nadeem Ilahi and Saqib Jafery, discusses and through empirical observation shows the relationship between remittals and its pay in refunding loan to extended household and the sum consumed by immediate household. The information set used was from a study of Pakistan return migrators conducted jointly by the Asian Regional Team for employment Promotion, International labour Organization ( ILO-ARTEP ) and Federal Beaureau of Statistics. They used the Nelson-Olsen theoretical account of coincident equations and used a set of pre-migration and post-migration variables to carry on the analysis.

2.15 Engel ‘s Law

A. Castaldo and B. Reilly made usage of engel curves and the family public-service corporation maximization map of Working-Leser to demo that external remittals increase the family ‘s budget portions of outgo on lasting goods and public-service corporations, and diminish their budget portions of disbursement on nutrient. Internal remittals on the other manus exert no independent impact on disbursement forms of Albanian families. The survey used a model to look into Engel ‘s jurisprudence which states that poorer families devote a higher portion of entire outgo to nutrient.

2.16 Resource Allocation in Pakistan: A Semiparametric Analysis

It is seen that grownup males appear to devour more than grownup females. Furthermore, adult male workers of rural Pakistan consume more than dependents. There is economic systems of size in the ingestion of nutrient and grownup goods and diseconomies of size in the ingestion of milk and child goods. Food is the most of import trade good, devouring 52 % of the budget on norm.

2.17 The hormonal correlatives of inexplicit power motive

Using self-report steps of laterality, the efforts to associate testosterone to dominance temperaments have yielded inconsistent findings. Similarly, efforts to associate testosterone alterations to a situational result like winning or losing a laterality competition have yielded inconsistent findings. However, research has systematically shown that an indirect step of an person ‘s laterality temperament, inexplicit power motive, is positively related to baseline testosterone degrees and, in interaction with situational results, predicts testosterone alterations. The writers propose a hormonal theoretical account of inexplicit power motive that describes how testosterone degrees change as an synergistic map of persons ‘ implicit power motive and laterality state of affairss. They besides propose that estradiol, and non testosterone, plays a cardinal function in laterality motive in adult females.

2.18 Multi-Agent Based Simulation of Consumer Behaviour

The article has made usage of CUBES patterning attack which is based on the simple behavioral attitudes and the interaction between the practical market histrions in a competitory context.

2.19 Remittances, Household outgo and Investments ; Guatemala

This is a survey about the impact of internal remittals ( from Guatemala ) and external remittals ( from USA ) on the fringy disbursement forms of the state. The cardinal findings of the article are that if choice and endogeneity are controlled, families that receive internal remittals spend less on nutrient compared to what they would ‘ve spent without the remittals. Second, families that receive international remittals spend more on two investing goods which are instruction and lodging.

2.20 Womans, Men and Money Styles

The character of gender differences in money manners is examined. On norm, money manner point tonss for immature grownup males and females are found to be systematically disparate. Males and females are both likely to see money as closely linked with regard and power, but males are more prone to experience involved and competent in money handling, and take hazards to accumulate wealth. Females have a greater sense of enviousness and want with regard to money as a agency of obtaining things and experiences that they can bask in the present.

2.21 Integration of Economic and psychological theories of Consumption

An effort has been made to unite the economic theory of demand and the psychological theory of attitude with regard to ingestion. It consists of three parts. In the first portion, the constructs of public-service corporation and attitude are compared. Similarities in significance, development and specification of the constructs are noted every bit good as differences with regard to their topographic point in theory, the account of behaviour and the object of survey. In the 2nd portion, three different attacks to ingestion are considered. Consumer behavior theories in selling, in economic sciences, and in psychological science are summarized and briefly commented upon. In the 3rd portion, an effort is made at integrating of theories, the chief ingredients of which are public-service corporation maximization in economic sciences, the theory of attitudes in societal psychological science, and psychophysics.

Chapter 3: Methodology AND ANALYTICAL CHOICE.

3.1 Research type:

The research is of a primary nature which seeks to examine the micro economic factors set uping ingestion of migratory families. It will be a cross-sectional analysis.

3.2 Data type and mention period:

Cross-sectional informations of migratory families will be used for the twelvemonth 2010-2011 by carry oning a study. Other informations beginnings of Pakistanis working abroad and the influx of remittals will be used from the authorities of Pakistan ‘s web site, The World Bank study on labour migration and other informations beginnings provided by the UN.

3.3 Research hypothesis:

The chief purpose of the survey is to look into whether the leaning to devour in work forces is greater than that of adult females?

Are adult females probably to pass more on points of transitory ingestion?

What factors are likely to find the differences in the ingestion forms of the two genders?

Is gender a important variable in finding the class of ingestion of a family?

Y= I± +I?1.income +I?2gender+I?3age +I?4health disablement +I?5.self-employed +I?6.unemployed +I?7.inactive + I?8.price of nutrient points + I?9.price of non-food points + I?10.price of durable goodss + I?11.utility disbursals + I?12.marital position + I? duty + vitamin E.

3.4 Theoretical model and variables under treatment:



Income ( placeholder for remittals )

Utility disbursals

Marital Status


Monetary value of durable goodss

Health disablement

Monetary value of non-food points


Loan duty of household member working abroad



Monetary value of Food Items

The dependant variable in this survey is taken to be the entire ingestion per family of the several migratory household.

The factors impacting ingestion are taken into a broader class of nutrient, non-food, durable goodss and public-service corporations. Food comprises of the monetary values of merchandises used in day-to-day ingestion, purchased goods, non-purchased goods and nutrient eaten outside place. Non-food points will include outgo on vesture, lodging, place betterments, conveyance, amusement and avocations etc. Durables will include domestic contraptions, electronics, vehicles etc. Utilities will include outgo on electricity, gas, H2O, telephone and fuels.

Income will be treated as a placeholder for remittals. If the watercourse of income is being received at regular intervals so it will be treated as lasting income nevertheless if the hard currency flows are received at irregular intervals so it will be taken as ephemeral income.

It is seen that many people migrate by taking loan from relations or other familiarities. When the emigre starts directing money back to the household, some of it is used to refund that loan hence I will take loan duty as another factor set uping ingestion forms.

The factors that will specify the position of a gender as a family caput will be age, gender, Muslim, wellness disablement, freelance, unemployed, inactive, primary schooling, secondary schooling, university degree.

Dependent variable: ingestion

Independent Variables:

Income ( a placeholder for remittals )

It is hypothesized that income is positively related to ingestion. An addition in income will take to an addition in ingestion.

Gender: Dummy variable ( is equal to 1 if female and 0 otherwise )

If the family caput is a male so it is seen that ingestion on investing goods increases.

Age ( old ages )

Elderly or retired people who are dependent on remittals typically have fixed ingestion forms. Younger people have increasing ingestion forms due to increased disbursement in schooling, lodging and public-service corporations.

Health disablement ( =1 if caput has a disablement, =0 otherwise )

If the family caput has a disablement so ingestion will increase by the sum of wellness disbursals being incurred on the caput.

Self-employed ( =1 If caput is freelance and 0 otherwise )

If the family caput is self employed so typically, the remittals are saved for future investings hence there is non a important impact on current ingestion.

Unemployed ( =1 If caput is unemployed and 0 otherwise )

Unemployed household caput is highly dependent on remittals and have high ingestion forms on food-items.

Inactive ( =1 If caput is inactive and 0 otherwise )

Monetary value of Food points

A general addition in the monetary values of nutrient points will hold a positive impact on ingestion.

Monetary value of non-food points

Monetary values of non-food points such vesture and luxury points are reciprocally related with ingestion. As their monetary values addition, there will be a lessening in ingestion since catering for necessities is more of import than luxuries.

Monetary value of durable goodss

Durables include vehicles and existent estate. People dependant on remittals tend to pass on durable goodss even if their monetary values rise. This is because the exchange rate impact on foreign income compensates for any monetary value hiking in the host state.

Utility disbursals

Keeping the units of public-service corporation consumed changeless, an addition in public-service corporation disbursals leads to a lessening in ingestion outgo.

Marital position

Consumption outgos of a married twosome are by and large more than that of a individual individual.

Loan duty of household member working abroad

if the household member working abroad has a loan duty so there will be a lessening in the sum of remittals sent and therefore the ingestion forms of the migrator ‘s household will diminish.

3.5 Survey Methodology

3.5.1 Survey Design:

To be determined

3.5.2 Population:

Migrant households of Pakistan

3.5.3 Sample size:

Should be greater than or equal to 100 respondents