WiP: Remittances and Well Being in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 9th talk of the Spring 2022 Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series! 

Registration link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcuCsqD0jHtX6QoFgb9o-puMJdAEkKgxf 

Remittances and Well Being in Georgia 

Anano Kipiani, CRRC Georgia 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 18:30 Tbilisi time 

A common coping strategy for dealing with difficult economic situations for Georgian families is emigration. Approximately three in four Georgian families report having a close relative abroad, and one in five receives support from these relatives in the form of monetary remittances. In this talk, Anano will present the result of data analysis examining what demographics are more likely to have relatives abroad and to receive remittances, as well as the results of a quasi-experimental matching analysis showing the effects of these remittances on household well-being.  

Anano Kipiani holds a master’s degree in Economics from the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) and a bachelor’s degree in Informatics from Tbilisi State University. A combination of her technical background and social science interests pushed her into policy analysis and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Her main research interests include the health, social, religion, cultural and educational sectors. She is actively involved in public demonstrations for freedom of speech and expression. 

Although this presentation currently take place in virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded, and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.
WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that normally takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.