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Data Set Description

G2LM|LIC – Impacts of Labeling Remittances on Migrants and their Households in the Philippines Logo

The study seeks to support the Philippine COVID-19 response by quantifying the role of international migrant remittances in helping households cope with the pandemic’s economic consequences.

The research team conducted surveys of an existing study sample of 2,000 Filipino workers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and their origin‐households in the Philippines to answer the following questions:

1. Risk‐coping role of remittances: How do migrant remittances respond to COVID‐19‐induced negative shocks in migrant‐origin households

2. Impact of migrant shocks on risk‐coping: Is the risk‐coping role of remittances (empirical relationship #1 above) attenuated when migrants themselves experience COVID‐19‐induced negative shocks?

3. Impact of labeled remittances: How does having an ability to label remittances with the migrant’s intended use affect the risk‐coping role of remittances, and the impact of migrant shocks on risk coping (empirical relationships #1 and #2 above)?

Selection Method:

All migrant participants have access to a mobile application, but only half were randomly selected, in Stata, to have the labeling function activated in their application.

Date Created: 2021-10-05

Scope of Data Set


Time Periods: August 2020 - May 2021


G2LM|LIC – Impacts of Labeling Remittances on Migrants and their Households in the Philippines, 2020-2021. Research Data Center of IZA (IDSC). Version 1.0. doi:10.15185/glmlic.702.1

Researchers working with the “G2LM|LIC – Impacts of Labeling Remittances on Migrants and their Households in the Philippines” are obligated to acknowledge the data base and its documentation within their publications, including the DOI, by using this reference.

Restricted Access

  1. Yang, Dean
  2. Arcangelis, Giuseppe D.

Cross section survey data


Face-to-face interview, Self-completion interview, Telephone interview, Personal Interview


Access to the data is provided to non-for-profit research, replication and teaching purposes. The data is available from the Research Data Center of IZA (IDSC).
Please contact IDSC for any access requests.

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