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Migrant Workers Send Three Times as Much Money as Their Spouses Earn Each Month

Jakarta Globe, Indonesia, 22 December 2019 - The amount of money that Indonesian migrant workers send home to their family every month often exceeds three times the monthly income of their spouses who decide to stay at home. But unfortunately, lack of financial planning still keeps many of these low-income households under strain, a recent study showed.

The study, titled "Both Sides of the Coin: The Receiver's Story," by US-based international payment company UniTeller, shows the average monthly remittance received by low-income Indonesia households from their family members working abroad is $547 – three times the average monthly income of $157 independently earned by the recipients.

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Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/business/migrant-workers-send-three-times-as-much-money-as-their-spouses-earn-each-month

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