Migration networks as a response to financial constraints: Onset and endogenous dynamics
AbstractA migration network is modeled as a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement between financially-constrained individuals who seek to finance and expedite their migration. The cooperation agreement creates a network: “established” migrants contract to support the subsequent migration of others in exchange for receiving support themselves. When the model is expanded to study cooperation between more than two migrants, it emerges that there is a finite optimal size of the migration network. Consequently, would-be migrants in the sending country will form a multitude of networks, rather than a single grand network.
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Migration networks; Schedule of migration; Sequential migration; Affinity; Interpersonal bonds; Cost of migration; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Labor and Human Capital; D01; D71; D90; F22; F24; J61; O15;
Other versions of this item:
- Stark, Oded & Jakubek, Marcin, 2013. "Migration networks as a response to financial constraints: Onset, and endogenous dynamics," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 1-7.
- Stark, Oded & Jakubek, Marcin, 2012. "Migration networks as a response to financial constraints: Onset and endogenous dynamics," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 42, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
- D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- D90 - Microeconomics - - Intertemporal Choice and Growth - - - General
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2012-09-22 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2012-09-22 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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