Dubai. An analysis of global trends has found that women send home a larger share of their income than men. On the occasion of International Mother’s Day this year, money transfer service provider Western Union conducted a survey to study how international migrant women crossing borders in search of new opportunities affect the global economy and their home economies. The
Jean Claude Farah, president of the Western Union for West Asia, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the CIS, Western Union, said that the role of women in driving the flow of money globally has increased and the time has come. , To recognize the role that women are playing in the growth of economic development in order to meet the economic needs of their family (community at large).
Farah said that there are large numbers of working women from various countries in the Gulf Co-operation Council countries. Many of these women are mothers themselves or are backing parents at their home.
According to the International Organization of Migration, international female expatriates send the same amount of money as male counterparts in total, but since they earn less than men, the amount sent home is a relatively larger proportion of their income.
The study found that both men and women send money in the name of women (two-thirds of the recipients are women). This reinforces the importance of women at the core of economic management of the household.