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Remittances and temporary migration

Dustmann, C.; Mestres, J.; (2009) Remittances and temporary migration. (CREAM Discussion Papers 9). Centre for the Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper we study the remittance behavior of immigrants and how it relates to temporary versus permanent migration plans. We use a unique data source that provides unusual detail on remittances and return plans, and follows the same household over time. Our data allows us also to distinguish between different purposes of remittances. We analyze the association between individual and household characteristics and the geographic location of the family as well as return plans, and remittances. The panel nature of our data allows us to condition on household fixed effects. To address measurement error and reverse causality, we use an instrumental variable estimator. Our results show that changes in return plans are related to large changes in remittance flows.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Remittances and temporary migration
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: hhttp://www.econ.ucl.ac.uk/cream/publicationsdiscu...
Language: English
Keywords: International migration, remittances
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18831
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