Remittances, lagged dependent variables and migration stocks as determinants of migration from developing countries

Ziesemer, Thomas (2009). Remittances, lagged dependent variables and migration stocks as determinants of migration from developing countries. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Ziesemer, Thomas
    Title Remittances, lagged dependent variables and migration stocks as determinants of migration from developing countries
    Publication Date 2009
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract In regressions for net immigration flows of developing countries we show that (i) savings finance emigration and worker remittances serve to make staying rather than migrating possible until a certain value, beyond which the opposite holds; (ii) lagged dependent migration flows have a negative sign even in the presence of migration stock variables; (iii) migration stocks have S-shaped effects: at sufficiently low values higher migration stocks support emigration; beyond a threshold value they support net immigration before they possibly support emigration again after a second threshold value.
    UNU Topics of Focus Migration
    Keyword Migration
    Remittances
    JEL F22
    O15
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2009
    ISSN 1871-9872
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