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Who Moves and For How Long: Determinants of Different Forms of Migration

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  • Borodak, Daniela

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    (France Business School)

  • Piracha, Matloob

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    (University of Kent)

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This 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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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7388.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7388

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Keywords: circular migration; return migration; nested logit; Moldova;

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  1. Amelie F. Constant & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2012. "The Dynamics of Repeat Migration: A Markov Chain Analysis," International Migration Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(2), pages 362-388, 06.
  2. Matloob Piracha & Yu Zhu, 2007. "Precautionary Savings by Natives and Immigrants in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 33, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  3. Florin P. Vadean & Matloob Piracha, 2009. "Circular Migration or Permanent Return: What Determines Different Forms of Migration?," Studies in Economics 0912, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  4. Constant, Amelie F. & Nottmeyer, Olga & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2012. "The Economics of Circular Migration," IZA Discussion Papers 6940, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Matloob Piracha & Florin Vadean, 2009. "Return Migration and Occupational Choice," Studies in Economics 0905, Department of Economics, University of Kent.
  6. Amelie Constant & Klaus Zimmermann, 2011. "Circular and Repeat Migration: Counts of Exits and Years Away from the Host Country," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 30(4), pages 495-515, August.
  7. Dustmann, Christian, 1997. "Return migration, uncertainty and precautionary savings," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 295-316, April.
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