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Return migration, from theory to practice (In French)


  • Fatma MABROUK (GREThA, CNRS, UMR 5113)


The aim of this paper is to analyze the theories of international return migration, we try to take the different approaches of return migration and to develop an empirically study on the main characteristics of return migration of the three countries of the Maghreb: Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. This is a micro-economic approach based on the original data recently published by the project « REturn MIgration to the Maghreb». The conceptual framework of returnees is reviewed using a data analysis, and taking into account a set of criteria. The application of multiple components analysis leads to the formation of a typology based on a set of variables. Profiles derived by the hierarchical ascending classification correspond to the characteristics of return migration from Maghreb to Europe.

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  • Fatma MABROUK (GREThA, CNRS, UMR 5113), 2011. "Return migration, from theory to practice (In French)," Cahiers du GREThA 2011-29, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
  • Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2011-29

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    1. Frank Kirwan & Frank Harrigan, 1986. "Swedish-finnish return migration, extent, timing, and information flows," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 23(3), pages 313-327, August.
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    Return migration; development of origin’s countries; multiple components analysis; Maghreb;

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    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances

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