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National Survey of Migration and Remittances El Salvador 2017

Thematic Area
Labor mobility and human development
Migration Data
El Salvador

Migration and family remittances are issues of great relevance to El Salvador. Remittance flows sent by Salvadoran migrants benefit more than 20% of households in the country, supplementing the primary income obtained through the work of household members, allowing them to increase their purchasing power, improving food, choosing a better place to live and expanding access to health and education services, among others. This study seeks to identify and characterize Salvadoran households where at least one person has migrated abroad and the economic contributions they send through remittances.

This document is available in Spanish.