International migration with heterogeneous agents : theory and evidence
Abstract"Two puzzling facts of international migration are that only a small share of a sending country's population emigrates and that net migration rates tend to cease over time. This paper addresses these issues in a migration model with heterogeneous agents that features temporary migration. In equilibrium a positive relation exists between the stock of migrants and the income differential, while the net migration flow becomes zero. Consequently, empirical migration models, estimating net migration flows instead of stocks, may be misspecified. This suspicion appears to be confirmed by our empirical investigation of cointegration relationships of flow and stock migration models." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series IAB Discussion Paper with number 200727.
Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 05 Oct 2007
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Herkunftsland; internationale Wanderung - Modell; Wanderungspotenzial; Wanderungsstatistik; Mobilitätsbereitschaft - Determinanten; regionale Mobilität; Einkommensunterschied; Einwanderungsland; Rückwanderung; Rückwanderungsbereitschaft; Aufenthaltsdauer; Migrationstheorie; Stromgrößenanalyse; ökonomische Faktoren; Wanderungsmotivation; Mobilitätsforschung; Europäische Union; Welt;
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- Brücker, Herbert & Schröder, Philipp J. H., 2006. "International Migration with Heterogeneous Agents: Theory and Evidence," IZA Discussion Papers 2049, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
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