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dc.contributor.authorM. Danzer, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorDietz, Barbaraen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates patterns and determinants of temporary labour migration in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine after EU enlargement in 2004. Migration incidence, destination choices and migration determinants differ between poorer and better-off countries. Although broadly in line with general results from the migration literature, we observe some peculiarities like the high share of older migrants and a modest role of family obligations in the migration decision process. We find no indication of a brain drain related to temporary migration in sending regions as the educational background of migrants is rather low. Migration is used as household insurance against unemployment and is associated with lower incidence of poverty. insurance against unemployment and is associated with lower incidence of poverty. This finding remains robust when attempting to reduce the potential omitted variable bias with an instrumental variable approach.en_US
dc.publisherOsteuropa-Inst. Regensburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArbeiten aus dem Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg 273en_US
dc.subject.keywordTemporary migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEastern Europeen_US
dc.subject.keywordcross-country studyen_US
dc.titleTemporary labour migration and welfare at the new European fringe: a comparison of five Eastern European countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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