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Le retour des migrants marocains dans leur pays d’origine, quand ? Dans quelles circonstances ?
[Why did Moroccan migrants decide to return to their country of birth? Who Returned? When and under which circumstances would they leave their host country?]

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  • Bouoiyour, Jamal

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The aim of this study was to identify the causes of the return of Moroccan migrants to their home country. We will use for it a very original database of migrants from Morocco. The data were collected via a survey from the main post offices of Ile-de-France (metropolitan area) and Province. Using a probit model, our results show that some migrants have a higher propensity to return back to their home country if they are single (or divorced), young men, have modest incomes (between 1500 and 2000 €) and level of educational attainment (less than the baccalaureate level), send money regularly to their family living in Morocco and having accumulated money in the host country from previous investment in the home country; or student.

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  • Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2013. "Le retour des migrants marocains dans leur pays d’origine, quand ? Dans quelles circonstances ?
    [Why did Moroccan migrants decide to return to their country of birth? Who Returned? When and under w
    ," MPRA Paper 46114, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:46114
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    Keywords

    Moroccan migration; return migration; remittances;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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