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Intention to emigrate in transition countries: the case of Albania

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  • Peter Sanfey

    () (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, UK)

  • Harry Papapanagos

    () (Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, 156 Egnatia Street, 540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece)

Abstract

We analyse the profile of potential emigrants from Albania using data from the Central and Eastern Europe Eurobarometer in 1992. Respondents were asked to rate on a four-point scale the likelihood that they would go to live in Western Europe. Our results show that intention to emigrate is correlated positively with males, education and certain occupations, and negatively with age. There is little relation between emigration and income. Those who support the introduction of a free market in Albania are also more likely to emigrate than those who do not.

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  • Peter Sanfey & Harry Papapanagos, 2001. "Intention to emigrate in transition countries: the case of Albania," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 14(3), pages 491-504.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:14:y:2001:i:3:p:491-504 Note: Received: 24 August 1998/Accepted: 17 April 2000
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    1. Poirine, Bernard, 1997. "A theory of remittances as an implicit family loan arrangement," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 589-611, January.
    2. Ahmet Mancellari & Harry Papapanagos & Peter Sanfey, 1996. "Job creation and temporary emigration: the Albanian experience," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 4(2), pages 471-490, October.
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    Keywords

    Emigration · transition · Albania;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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