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Migration Dynamics

  • Stark, Oded

    (Department of Economics, University of Oslo and University of Vienna)

  • Wang, You Qiang

    (Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Quite often established migrants offer assistance and support that facilitate the arrival of new migrants. Why would migrants want other migrants to join them - so much so as to be willing to pay for them to come? We suggest a rationale. Our modeling framework is capable of explaining several stylized facts pertaining to transfers by migrants and the structure and dynamics of migration.

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Paper provided by Institute for Advanced Studies in its series Economics Series with number 112.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ihs:ihsesp:112
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