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Upstream Transfers And The Donor'S Labour Supply: Evidence From Migrants Living In France

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  • FRANÇOIS-CHARLES WOLFF
  • RALITZA DIMOVA

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With the use of data on migrants living in France, we study the pattern of transfers of time and money made to parents. Monetary transfers allocate predominantly towards the large number of elderly parents in the country of origin, while the smaller number of migrant parents in France are more likely to receive time transfers. Our econometric results suggest that monetary transfers are more consistent with the altruistic hypothesis. Furthermore, while the donor's labour participation increases the propensity to give money, there is no negative relationship between time transfers and the labour participation of the donor. Copyright © 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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  • François-Charles Wolff & Ralitza Dimova, 2009. "Upstream Transfers And The Donor'S Labour Supply: Evidence From Migrants Living In France," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 77(2), pages 204-224, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:77:y:2009:i:2:p:204-224
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