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HH menber has sent funds to a place inside or outside country

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REMITSENTHH indicates whether a member of the household has transferred money to some other place in the same country or abroad. Remittances are often sent back to family members by persons who have migrated to a city, worksite, or other country to get a higher paying job.

The related variable REMITGOTHH indicates whether a member of the household received money sent from elsewhere in the country or abroad.

The information in REMITSENTHH is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


REMITSENTHH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

REMITSENTHH is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • Senegal 2017: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal: 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H, 2017-W