Who Moves and For How Long: Determinants of Different Forms of Migration
AbstractThis paper analyses the determinants and correlates of different forms of migration, including circular, temporary and permanent. Using Moldovan data we show that age, education, number of children in a household and social as well as economic development in the region of origin play a crucial role in the decision to migrate permanently or on temporary/circular basis. We believe that understanding who moves and whether temporarily or circularly will help formulate more effective migration policies both in the sending and receiving countries.
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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: May 2013
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- C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-05-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2013-05-19 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-MIG-2013-05-19 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-TRA-2013-05-19 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2013-05-19 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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