Economics of remittances from U.S. to Brazil

Bendixen Associate’s website posted a study presented in March, 2006, drawing from a survey of Brazilians done in 2004. here are a just a few items in the presentation:
When was survey done? April – May 2004
Who received remittance? female 65% male 35%
Age of recipient: 52% are 35 or younger
How often are remittances received: at least once a month 44%; between 2 and 6 months 23%, once a year 35%
For how long: less than a year 20%, 1 – 3 years 42%, 3 -5 14%, 5 or more year 24%
Average household income of recipient: 69% under $10,000
From where? 50% US, 31% Europe, 17% Japan

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