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Migration networks as a response to financial constraints: Onset and endogenous dynamics

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  • Stark, Oded
  • Jakubek, Marcin

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A migration network is modeled as a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement between financially-constrained individuals who seek to finance and expedite their migration. The cooperation agreement creates a network: established migrants contract to support the subsequent migration of others in exchange for receiving support themselves. When the model is expanded to study cooperation between more than two migrants, it emerges that there is a finite optimal size of the migration network. Consequently, would-be migrants in the sending country will form a multitude of networks, rather than a single grand network. When the risk involved in participating in a cooperation agreement is incorporated, the propensity to enter an agreement is shown to depend positively on the cost of migration. --

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Paper provided by University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in its series University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 42.

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Keywords: Migration network; Schedule of migration; Sequential migration; Affinity; Interpersonal bonds; Cost of migration;

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  1. Kępińska, Ewa & Stark, Oded, 2013. "The evolution and sustainability of seasonal migration from Poland to Germany: From the dusk of the 19th century to the dawn of the 21st century," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 3-18.
  2. Neubecker, Nina & Smolka, Marcel, 2013. "Co-national and cross-national pulls in international migration to Spain," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 51-61.

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