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Selection into Migration within a Household Model: Evidence from Senegal

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  • Isabelle Chort

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine)

  • Jean-Noël Senne

    (Univ. Paris-Sud - Laboratoire de Physique des Solides)

Abstract

This paper intends to fill the gap between individual selection models and household approaches to migration. It presents a theoretical model to account for household-based migration decisions and derives its implications on migrant selection within the household. The predictions are tested on unique multi-sited and matched samples of Senegalese migrants and their origin household, using a three-step estimation procedure based on an extension of the Roy-Dahl model of mobility and earnings. Our results suggest that expected remittances, along with earnings differentials between host and home countries, play a major role in shaping intra-household selection patterns.

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  • Isabelle Chort & Jean-Noël Senne, 2015. "Selection into Migration within a Household Model: Evidence from Senegal," Post-Print hal-01516068, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01516068
    DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhv017
    Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01516068
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    Cited by:

    1. Bertoli, Simone & Murard, Elie, 2017. "Migration and Co-Residence Choices: Evidence from Mexico," IZA Discussion Papers 11172, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. repec:oup:jafrec:v:27:y:2018:i:3:p:347-365. is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Isabelle Chort & Philippe De Vreyer & Thomas Zuber, 2017. "Gendered internal migration patterns in Senegal," Working Papers DT/2017/02, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).

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