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Temporary Migration in Theories of International Mobility of Labour

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There is an increasing awareness of an empirical relevance of temporary migration. This literature overview attempts to summarize the current state of knowledge about drivers and economic role of temporary migration. It sets together elements of relevant theories of initiation, perpetuation and return migration, international trade and conclusions from a growing body of empirical literature on returns, remittances and behaviour of immigrants in host economies, including labour markets. Distinguishing between permanent and temporary migration may help to explain not only the dynamics of the actual labour force movements but also to better describe their impact on source and host economies.

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Paper provided by National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute in its series National Bank of Poland Working Papers with number 89.

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Length: 37
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:nbp:nbpmis:89

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Keywords: temporary migration; migration theory; return migration; remittances;

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