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Do family ties with those left behind intensify or weaken migrants’ assimilation?

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  • Stark, Oded
  • Dorn, Agnieszka

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Strong ties with the home country and with the host country can coexist. An altruistic migrant who sends remittances to his family back home assimilates more the more altruistic he is, and also more than a non-remitting migrant.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-5

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:1-5

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Keywords: Assimilation of migrants; Acculturation identity; Links with the home country; Altruism; Remittances;

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  1. Stark, Oded, 2014. "On the economics of others," Discussion Papers 164965, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).

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