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Tales Of Migration Without Wage Differentials: Individual, Family, And Community Contexts

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By means of examples that pertain to individual, family,and community contexts, it is shown that migration between locations is compatible with a zero expected net earnings differential between locations. The examples give rise to testable predictions that differ sharply from the predictions that emanate from a standard postulate of earnings differential.

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  • Stark, Oded, 2003. "Tales Of Migration Without Wage Differentials: Individual, Family, And Community Contexts," Discussion Papers 18743, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ubzefd:18743
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    1. Adama Konseiga, 2007. "Household Migration Decisions as Survival Strategy: The Case of Burkina Faso," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 16(2), pages 198-233, March.
    2. Adama Konseiga, 2008. "Family migration: a vehicle of child morbidity in the informal settlements of Nairobi city, Kenya?," Cahiers de recherche 08-07, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    3. Charles Ackah & Denis Medvedev, 2012. "Internal migration in Ghana: determinants and welfare impacts," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 39(10), pages 764-784, August.
    4. Tai, Silvio Hong Tiing, 2009. "Social interactions of migrants and trade outcomes," WTO Staff Working Papers ERSD-2009-02, World Trade Organization (WTO), Economic Research and Statistics Division.
    5. Tonshia Luster & Andrew Barkley, 2011. "The Economic Determinants of the Number of Minority Farmers in the Southeast Region of the United States, 1969-1997," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer;National Economic Association, vol. 38(1), pages 83-101, March.

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