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Patterns and Determinants of International Migration in Northern Albania


  • Meyer, Wiebke
  • Mollers, Judith
  • Buchenrieder, Gertrud


The European Union (EU) is the main source of remittances world wide and Albania, struck by abject poverty, is Europe’s number one country sending out migrants. Albania’s economy as well as its households’ welfare strongly depend on remittances. Consequently, the topic of migration is cutting-edge for EU and Albanian policy makers. Thus, up-to-date information is decisive for taking effective policy measures. This poster paper aims at making a fruitful contribution to understanding the varied context of migration in Albania. It presents recent data on socio-economic characteristics of households with absent family members. A binary logistic regression is employed to identify determinants of participation in international migration in Northern Albania.

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  • Meyer, Wiebke & Mollers, Judith & Buchenrieder, Gertrud, 2008. "Patterns and Determinants of International Migration in Northern Albania," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44406, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:44406

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    Albania; migration; remittances; Labor and Human Capital;

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