Title Addressing remitting behavior using an ordinal classification approach
Authors CAMPOY MUÑOZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR, Gutiérrez P.A. , Hervás-Martínez C.
External publication No
Means Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Scope Conference Paper
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 2
SJR Impact 0.36
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84885798771&doi=10.1007%2f978-3-642-38622-0_34&partnerID=40&md5=727502c67b867f1344ba2575fa65956d
Publication date 01/01/2013
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84885798771
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38622-0_34
Abstract Remittance flows have drawn the attention of international development community interested in enhancing their potential benefits in the recipient communities. This papers deals with the migrants\' remitting patterns, addressing this economic behavior by a classification approach rather than the traditional regression one. Five nominal and two ordinal classifiers were compared in order to verify the nature of the problem and to obtain a model which predicts the remittance levels sent by migrants according to their individual characteristics. The best performance was achieved by the support vector machine with ordered partitions, an ordinal classifier based on binary decomposition, and thus three remitting profiles for immigrants were drawn from the support vectors obtained. As result, the proposed model can be used as a tool for better factoring remittances flows into the design of policies and programs in the migrants\' home country. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.
Keywords Binary decompositions; Classification approach; Individual characteristics; International development; Ordinal classification; Potential benefits; Support vector; Medical applications; Support vector machines
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