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Timing of migration

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  • Gemma Larramona

    () (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Josefina Cabeza

    () (University of Zaragoza)

  • Rosa Aisa

    () (University of Zaragoza)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine the optimal timing of migration from an individual point of view. In addition to the economic differences between the countries, the optimal migration age also depends on social factors, in particular, the preference for the country of birth and the migration network established in the host country. The model shows that it could be optimal to delay the departure time instead of migrating immediately.

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  • Gemma Larramona & Josefina Cabeza & Rosa Aisa, 2007. "Timing of migration," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(15), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-06f20001
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    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business
    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling

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