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dc.contributor.authorBellemare, Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:12:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:12:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20247-
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates a structural dynamic life-cycle model of outmigration where, in each period, immigrants choose whether to work in the host country, not to work but remain in the host country, or outmigrate. The model incorporates several features of existing life-cycle theories of outmigration but distinguishes itself by introducing uncertainty in about future earnings and preferences which allows immigrants to revise their duration decisions throughout their migration experience. We overcome the problem of not directly observing outmigration movements by using panel attrition as a proxy variable and use a simple method to correct for the fact that part of the attrition is not a consequence of outmigration. Estimates are used to predict changes in life-cycle patterns of outmigration behavior. Estimation results indicate that outmigration does not depend exclusively on earnings differentials. Estimated assimilation rates are found to be robust to selection effects. Immigrants are found to be forward looking decision makers, and simulations show that predicted migration durations are very sensitive to changes in their economic environment and differ considerably from those of a myopic model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1012en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelC61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordoutmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordstructural dynamic programming modelsen_US
dc.subject.stwRückwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDynamische Optimierungen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszyklusen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleA Life-Cycle Model of Outmigration and Economic Assimilation of Immigrants in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn378769596en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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