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Intention to Emigrate in Transition Countries: The Case of Albania

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  • Harry Papapanagos

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  • Peter Sanfey

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We analyse the profile of potential emigrants from Albania using data from the Central and Eastern Europe Eurobarometer in 1992. Respondents were asked to rate on a four-point scale the likelihood that they would go to Western Europe to live and work. Our results show that the intention to emigrate is positively correlated with males, education and certain occupations, and negatively correlated with age. There is little relation between emigration and income, but those who believe the country is going in the right direction are also more likely to emigrate than those who do not.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Kent in its series Studies in Economics with number 9818.

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Date of creation: Oct 1998
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Publication status: Forthcoming in Journal of Population Economics, 2000
Handle: RePEc:ukc:ukcedp:9818

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Keywords: Emigration; Transition; Albania;

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  1. Poirine, Bernard, 1997. "A theory of remittances as an implicit family loan arrangement," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 589-611, January.
  2. Ahmet Mancellari & Harry Papapanagos & Peter Sanfey, 1996. "Job creation and temporary emigration: the Albanian experience," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 4(2), pages 471-490, October.
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