This research study examines the impact of remittances on quality of
life. In order to accomplish the objectives, the study uses primary data
which are collected from 403 households of District Dir Lower, Pakistan. Results
summarized that incoming foreign remittances have a positive effect on education.
Foreign remittances improve the household income level, this income is further utilized
for different educational expenses. Therefore, remittance recipient families spend more
than that of non-receiving families on education. In addition, remittances also increase
the probability of children’s enrollment in schools. On
the other hand, remittances are positively associated with
family health status. The results revealed that 83% of the
remittance recipient families have the ability to access
basic healthcare needs, whereas 64% of non-receiving
households have no access to basic health facilities.
Additionally, remittances receiving families mostly
prefer a private doctor and private hospitals, whereas
non-receiving household usually uses government
1-Haidar Farooq Student, Department of Economics, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Sabahat Subhan Assistant Professor,Department of Economics, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Yasir Riaz Student,International Institutes of Islamic Economics (IIIE),International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Remittances, Education and Health, OLS, Logit and Probit, Dir Pakistan