The Determinants of Return Intentions of Turkish Students and Professionals Residing Abroad: An Empirical Investigation
AbstractThe study estimates an empirical model of return intentions using a dataset compiled from an Internet survey of Turkish professionals and Turkish students residing abroad. In the migration literature, wage differentials are often cited as an important factor explaining skilled migration. The findings of the study suggest, however, that other factors are also important in explaining the non-return of Turkish professionals. Economic instability in Turkey is found to be an important push factor, while work experience in Turkey also increases non-return. In the student sample, higher salaries offered in the host country and lifestyle preferences, including a more organized environment in the host country, increase the probability of not-returning. For both groups, the analysis also points to the importance of prior intentions and the role of the family in the decision to return to Turkey or stay overseas.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 0311.
Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2003
Date of revision: Apr 2003
Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
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- Nil Demet Güngör & Aysit Tansel, 2005. "The Determinants of Return Intentions of Turkish Students and Professionals Residing Abroad: An Empirical Investigation," ERC Working Papers 0501, ERC - Economic Research Center, Middle East Technical University, revised May 2005.
- Güngör, Nil Demet & Tansel, Aysit, 2005. "The Determinants of Return Intentions of Turkish Students and Professionals Residing Abroad: An Empirical Investigation," IZA Discussion Papers 1598, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
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