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dc.contributor.authorAmbrosini, J. Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorMayr, Karinen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeri, Giovannien_US
dc.contributor.authorRadu, Dragosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:07:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:07:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62564-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses census and survey data to identify the wage earning ability and the selection of recent Romanian migrants and returnees. We construct measures of selection across skill groups and estimate the average and the skill-specific premium for migration and return for three typical destinations of Romanian migrants after 1990. Once we account for migration costs, we find evidence that the selection and sorting of migrants by skills is driven by different returns in countries of destination. We also find that the return premium increases with migrants' skills and this drives the positive selection of returnees relative to non-migrants. As these findings are consistent with a model of rational choice in the migration decisions, we simulate a rational-agent model of education, migration and return. Our results suggest that for a source country like Romania relatively high rates of temporary migration might have positive long-run effects on average skills and wages.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6664en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordselection of migrantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigration premiumen_US
dc.subject.keywordreturneesen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwRückwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwRumänienen_US
dc.titleThe selection of migrants and returnees in Romania: Evidence and long-run implicationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn718170946en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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