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Selection into Migration within a Household Model: Evidence from Senegal

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  • Isabelle Chort
  • Jean-Noël Senne

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This paper intends to fill the gap between individual selection models and household approaches to migration. It presents a theoretical model to account for household-based migration decisions and derives its implications on migrant selection within the household. The predictions are tested on unique multi-sited and matched samples of Senegalese migrants and their origin household, using a three-step estimation procedure based on an extension of the Roy-Dahl model of mobility and earnings. Our results suggest that expected remittances, along with earnings differentials between host and home countries, play a major role in shaping intra-household selection patterns.

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  • Isabelle Chort & Jean-Noël Senne, 2015. "Selection into Migration within a Household Model: Evidence from Senegal," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 29(suppl_1), pages 247-256.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbecrv:v:29:y:2015:i:suppl_1:p:s247-s256.
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    1. Isabelle Chort & Philippe De Vreyer & Thomas Zuber, 2017. "Gendered internal migration patterns in Senegal," Working Papers DT/2017/02, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    2. Bertoli, Simone & Murard, Elie, 2017. "Migration and Co-Residence Choices: Evidence from Mexico," IZA Discussion Papers 11172, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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