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Returns to returning

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  • Catherine Y. Co

    () (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1400, USA Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 75 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248, USA)

  • Ira N. Gang

    () (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1400, USA Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 75 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248, USA)

  • Myeong-Su Yun

    () (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-1400, USA Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 75 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248, USA)

Abstract

We examine the labor market performance of return migrants using the Hungarian Household Panel Survey. Two distinct selection issues are considered in the estimation of the earnings equation; we implement a natural method using MLE. The result that there is a "premium" to work experience abroad for women is robust across the models we considered. For men, the return to working abroad is not generally significant.

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  • Catherine Y. Co & Ira N. Gang & Myeong-Su Yun, 2000. "Returns to returning," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 13(1), pages 57-79.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:13:y:2000:i:1:p:57-79 Note: Received: 4 June 1998/Accepted: 16 April 1999
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    Keywords

    Return migration; earnings; self-selection;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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