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  1. J. Bus. Econ. Manag.

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Research Article

Journal of Business and Economic Management 6(12): 248-256, December 2018
DOI: 10.15413/jbem.2018.0148
ISSN: 2315-7755
2018 Academia Publishing




Impact of remittance on household economy: A case study focusing on education and health sector in Dhurkot Rural Municipality-2 Gulmi Nepal


Accepted 23rd November, 2018


Gautam R.1* and Gautam M.2

1School of Natural Resources and Bio-Environment Pvt. Ltd. Kathmandu Nepal.
2Patan Multiple Campus Tribhuvan University Nepal.

Remittance income is increasing in Nepal and the phenomenon has been more pronounced in Dhurkot Rural Mubicipility-2 Gulmi as there are 60% household receiving remittance money. In this context, this research was conducted in 2016/17 focusing on remittance impact on household economy. To collect these information, household interview with pre designed and pre-tested questionnaire was done using stratified random sampling technique. The finding of this study showed that remittance receiving households (HH) have less engagement on agriculture, own business, and public/private service performed within nations as compared with remittance not receiving household. About two third of household income in remittance receiving household was utilized in unproductive field such as daily household consumption, land and real state, luxurious good, cultural activity etc, while this amount accounted for fifty one percentage on remittance not receiving household. Schooling in private school and regular health check up on private hospitals and clinic were more prevalent and on average basis about ten thousand rupees cost more on remittance receiving household as compared with remittance not receiving households. Thus remittance income played significant role in livilihoods status of of household. Therefore, major concern has to be given on the use of this income in productive field so that long term economic development can be achieved.
Key words: Remittance, household income and expenditure, livelihoods, productive fields.


This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:
Gautam R, Gautam M  (2018). Impact of remittance on household economy: A case study focusing on education and health sector in Dhurkot Rural Municipality-2 Gulmi Nepal.  J. Bus. Econ. Manag. 6(12): 248-256.

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