Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44159
Authors: 
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5059
Abstract: 
Within immigrant society different groups wish to help the migrants in different ways - immigrant societies are multi-layered and multi-dimensional. We examine the situation where there exists a foundation that has resources and that wishes to help the migrants. To do so they need migrant groups to invest effort in helping their country-folk. Migrant groups compete against one another by helping their country-folk and to win grants from the foundation. We develop a model that considers how such a competition affects the resources invested by the groups' supporters and how beneficial it is to immigrants. We consider two alternative rewards systems for supporters - absolute and relative ranking - in achieving their goals.
Subjects: 
migration
assimilation
political economy
JEL: 
F22
J0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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