Social Remittances Revisited

Peggy Levitt, Deepak Lamba-Nieves
2010 Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies  
In this article, we revisit the concept of social remittances. First, we show how people's experiences before migrating strongly influence what they do in the countries where they settle which, in turn, affects what they remit back to their homelands. Second, just as scholars differentiated between individual and collective economic remittances, we also distinguish between individual and collective social remittances. While individuals communicate ideas and practices to each other in their
more » ... other in their roles as friends, family members, and neighbours, they also communicate in their capacity as organizational actors which has implications for organizational management and capacity building. Finally, we argue that social remittances can scale up from local-level impacts to affect regional and national change and they can scale out to affect other domains of practice.
doi:10.1080/1369183x.2011.521361 fatcat:sbge2twavfe7jo3hqbnaemfsgy