WEFLA 2015 -How Women Manage Mexico’s Remittances

From Pamela Monroy and Jesus Cervantes, World Economic Forum Latin America 2015 Agenda, May 11, 2015.

weforum-logo.db90160d8175c5a08cdf6c621e387d18Globally, women account for about half of all international migrants and about half of the 21 million immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean in the US are women. In that region women play a central role as a sender/recipients and managers of remittances. Research in Guatemala has shown that 63 per cent of main remittance recipients are women, while in Colombia; they make up 70 per cent of the recipients[1]. In the case of Mexico a recent remittance study showed that women are the main group benefiting from remittances receiving almost three out of four remittances from the U.S.

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