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Aleksej Kalc

Migrant Savings and Their Paths to the Homeland in the Decades Before World War I

The work deals with the remittances of Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian emigrants in the period of mass migration from the 1890s to World War I. It presents the scope and dynamics of migrants’ money flows from abroad based on the statistics of the Ministry of Finance and expert studies. It also estimates the share of remittances of emigrants from Carniola. The second part of the article discusses the remittance systems and the losses caused by organizational inconsistencies, technical incongruences, and intentional fraud committed by various economic subjects involved in the remittance business.
Keywords: migrants’ remittances, remittance transfer system, migration policy, Austria-Hungary, Slovenia

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