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Differences in the labor market behavior between temporary and permanent migrant women

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  • Dustmann, Christian

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This paper analyses labour market behaviour of married migrant women. The theoretical analysis shows that migrants who intend to remain only temporarily in the host country are likely to exhibit a different labour market behaviour than migrants who wish to stay permanently. The reason is that temporary migrants condition their behaviour in the host country on the future expected economic situation in their home countries. In the empirical part, labour market participation behaviour of married female migrants is analysed, using data which allow for differentiation between individuals who intend to remain permanently and those who intend to remain only temporarily. The results show that temporary migrants have indeed a different labour market behaviour than permanent migrants.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 4 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 29-46

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:4:y:1997:i:1:p:29-46

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  1. Christian Dustmann, 2008. "Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign- and Native-Born Fathers," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 43(2), pages 299-324.
  2. Manon Domingues Dos Santos & François-Charles Wolff, 2010. "Pourquoi les immigrés portugais veulent-ils tant retourner au pays ?," Working Papers hal-00449630, HAL.
  3. Dennis Görlich & Christoph Trebesch, 2008. "Seasonal Migration and Networks—Evidence on Moldova’s Labour Exodus," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 144(1), pages 107-133, April.
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  6. Dennis Görlich & Christoph Trebesch, 2006. "Mass Migration and Seasonality. Evidence on Moldova's Labour Exodus," Kiel Advanced Studies Working Papers 435, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  7. Christian Dustmann, 2002. "Arbeitsmarktverhalten, Integration und Rückkehr von Einwanderern," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 71(2), pages 272-285.
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