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The Impact of Labour Market Dynamics on the Return–Migration of Immigrants

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  • Govert E. Bijwaard

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    (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI))

  • Christian Schluter

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    (University of Southampton and Aix Marseille School of Economics)

  • Jackline Wahba

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    (University of Southampton)

Abstract

Using administrative panel data on the entire population of new labour immigrants to The Netherlands, we estimate the causal effects of individual labour market spells on immigration durations using the “timing-of-events†method. The model allows for correlated unobserved heterogeneity across migration, unemployment and employment processes. We find that unemployment spells increase return probabilities for all immigrant groups, while re-employment spells typically delay returns. The precise quantitative impacts on migration durations depend on both the timing and lengths of the employment and unemployment spells, and are evaluated in several factual and counterfactual examples.

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Paper provided by Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London in its series CReAM Discussion Paper Series with number 1227.

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Date of creation: Sep 2012
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Handle: RePEc:crm:wpaper:1227

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Keywords: temporary migration; durations; timing of event method; labour market dynamics.;

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  1. Abdurrahman Aydemir & Chris Robinson, 2006. "Global Labour Markets, Return and Onward Migration," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity 20061, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
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  1. Bijwaard, Govert & van Doeselaar, Stijn, 2012. "The Impact of Divorce on Return-Migration of Family Migrants," IZA Discussion Papers 6852, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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