Until now, remittances were an essential lifeline for many families living below the poverty line.
Now, the economic reality of COVID-19 is curbing the ability for migrant workers to send money back home, which could be detrimental to some of society’s most vulnerable people.
In his latest study, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Professor of Transnational Studies & Marketing, outlines why this is the case, and how the pandemic affects migrant workers’ incomes.
‘The pandemic has seemingly changed many parameters in the world’s economy, society, politics and culture,’ Professor Sirkeci writes.
‘It is likely that for a long while, we will be occupied with analysing and understanding the causes, processes and outcomes of the pandemic in terms of remittance sending, and the domino effects on communities and households.’
Read the full study: Remittances during the COVID-19 Pandemic