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Do family ties with those left behind intensify or weaken migrants' assimilation?

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  • Stark, Oded
  • Dorn, Agnieszka

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Strong ties with the home country and with the host country can coexist. An altruistic migrant who sends remittances to his family back home assimilates more the more altruistic he is, and also more than a non-remitting migrant. --

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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 45.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Keywords: Assimilation of migrants; Acculturation identity; Links with the home country; Altruism; Remittances;

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  1. Stark, Oded, 2014. "On the economics of others," Discussion Papers, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF) 164965, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).

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