The optimal migration duration and activity choice after re-migration


Dustmann, Christian ; Kirchkamp, Oliver


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2822
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-28221
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2000
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Sonderforschungsbereich 504 > Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung (Laufzeit 1997 - 2008)
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C35 F22 D9 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Bevölkerungsökonomie , Rückwanderung , Berufswahl , Berufstätigkeit , Zeitpräferenz , Lebensdauer
Keywords (English): Life cycle models , international migration , qualitative choice models
Abstract: If migrants return to their origin countries, two questions arise which are of immediate economic interest for both immigration and emigration country: What determines their optimal migration duration, and what are the activities migrants choose after a return. Little research has been devoted to these two issues. This paper utilises a unique survey data set which records activities of returned migrants. We first illustrate the activities of immigrants after returning. We show that more than half of the returning migrants are economically active after return, and most of them engage in entrepreneurial activities. We then develop a model, where migrants decide simultaneously about the optimal migration duration, and their after-return activities. Guided by this model, we specify and estimate an empirical model, where the after-return activity, and the optimal migration duration are simultaneously chosen.
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