Temporary Migration and Economic Assimilation
AbstractIn this paper, I study temporary migrations, and its consequences for immigrants’ behaviour. I distinguish between temporary migrations where the return time is exogenous, and temporary migrations where the migrant chooses when to return. I then illustrate the consequences both types of temporary migration have for migrants’ behaviour (as opposed to a permanent migration). If migrations are non-permanent, then this has also consequences for the way empirical models need to be specified. The problems arising for empirical work are discussed in the second part of the paper. Finally, I summarise some empirical evidence which is consistent with the hypothesis that the behaviour of temporary migrants is different from that of migrants with permanent migration intentions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 186.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2000
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Publication status: published in: Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2000, 7 (2), 213-244
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