Migration strategies of the crisis-stricken youth in an enlarged European Union
AbstractThis paper studies the migration response of the youth from new EU member states to disparate conditions in an enlarged European Union at the onset of the Great Recession. We use the Eurobarometer data and probabilistic econometric models to identify the key drivers of the intention to work in another member state of European Economic Area (EEA) and their expected duration. We find that migration intentions are high among those not married and among males with children, but both categories are also overrepresented among people with only temporary as opposed to long-term or permanent migration plans. Whereas age affects migration intentions negatively, education has no effect on whether working abroad is envisaged. However, conditional on envisaging to work abroad, completion of education (if after 16th birthday) is associated with long-term (at least five years), but not permanent, migration plans. Finally, we find that socio-demographic variables explain about as much variation of migration intentions as self-reported push and pull factors and migration constraints.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in its series Discussion Papers with number 6.
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2013
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EU labor markets; migration; youth; EU enlargement; labor mobility; free movement of workers; transitional arrangements; new member states; European Union;
Other versions of this item:
- Kahanec, Martin & Fabo, Brian, 2013. "Migration Strategies of the Crisis-Stricken Youth in an Enlarged European Union," IZA Discussion Papers 7285, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2013-03-30 (European Economics)
- NEP-EUR-2013-03-30 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-MIG-2013-03-30 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-TRA-2013-03-30 (Transition Economics)
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