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dc.contributor.authorBertoli, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesúsen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrtega, Francescen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:33:13Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:33:13Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36837-
dc.description.abstractMany empirical studies on the determinants of international migration flows rely exclusively on macro data, and do not account for migrants' self-selection. We analyze a very interesting episode in international migration for which we are able to gather individual-level data covering all relevant countries, namely the exodus of Ecuadorians to Spain and the US in the aftermath of the economic collapse of 1999. Specifically, we produce selection-corrected predictions of counterfactual individual earnings and use them to estimate a discrete-choice migration equation that allows for correlated errors across destinations and a rich structure of migration costs. We find that earnings significantly shape individual migration decisions, even in an episode in which Ecuadorians mostly chose Spain where earnings were lower than in the US, and they contribute to explaining the observed composition of migration flows. Moreover, our estimates show that changes in earnings at a particular destination have a larger effect on destination choice conditional on migration than on the scale of migration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4957en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelD33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInternational migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-selectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordearningsen_US
dc.subject.keywordindividual-level dataen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwAuswanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskrete Entscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwEcuadoren_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.titleCrossing the border: Self-selection, earnings and individual migration decisionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn626944201en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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