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Who Is Most Likely to Migrate from Albania?: Evidence from the Albania Living Standards Measurement Survey

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  • Adriana Castaldo
  • Julie Litchfield
  • Barry Reilly

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This paper uses the Albania Living Standards Measurement Survey from 2002 to examine the factors that render an individual most prone to international migration. The analysis uses novel data on whether individuals ever considered migrating abroad. The econometric models describe the data well and appear well specified on the basis of diagnostic tests. The estimated results are generally consistent with findings from the empirical literature on the willingness to migrate. It is salutary that the usual characteristics emerge as determining factors, with age, gender, employment status, and education all exerting predictable influences on migration risk. There is also a strong role detected for local labor market conditions and community-level variables that capture, among other things, the prevalence of crime.

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  • Adriana Castaldo & Julie Litchfield & Barry Reilly, 2007. "Who Is Most Likely to Migrate from Albania?: Evidence from the Albania Living Standards Measurement Survey," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(5), pages 69-94, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:eaeuec:v:45:y:2007:i:5:p:69-94
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    1. Juna Miluka & Gero Carletto & Benjamin Davis & Alberto Zezza, 2010. "The Vanishing Farms? The Impact of International Migration on Albanian Family Farming," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(1), pages 140-161.
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    3. Vladimir Gligorov & Anna Iara & Michael Landesmann & Robert Stehrer & Hermine Vidovic, 2008. "Western Balkan Countries: Adjustment Capacity to External Shocks, with a Focus on Labour Markets," wiiw Research Reports 352, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
    4. Adriana Castaldo & Barry Reilly, 2007. "Do Migrant Remittances Affect the Consumption Patterns of Albanian Households?," South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, vol. 5(1), pages 25-44.
    5. Talip Kilic & Calogero Carletto & Juna Miluka & Sara Savastano, 2009. "Rural nonfarm income and its impact on agriculture: evidence from Albania," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 40(2), pages 139-160, March.
    6. Avato, Johanna, 2009. "Migration pressures and immigration policies : new evidence on the selection of migrants," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 52449, The World Bank.
    7. Parida, Jajati Keshari & Mohanty, Sanjay K., 2013. "Role of Remittances on Households’ Expenditure Pattern in India," MPRA Paper 62395, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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