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Title:The determinants of return intentions of Turkish students and professionals residing abroad: an empirical investigation PDF Logo
Authors:Güngör, Nil Demet
Tansel, Aysit
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1598
Abstract:The study estimates an empirical model of return intentions using a dataset compiled from an internet survey of Turkish professionals and Turkish students residing abroad. In the migration literature, wage differentials are often cited as an important factor explaining skilled migration. The findings of the study suggest, however, that other factors are also important in explaining the non-return of Turkish professionals. Economic instability in Turkey is found to be an important push factor, while work experience in Turkey also increases non-return. In the student sample, higher salaries offered in the host country and lifestyle preferences, including a more organized environment in the host country, increase the probability of not-returning. For both groups, the analysis also points to the importance of prior intentions and the role of the family in the decision to return to Turkey or stay overseas.
Subjects:skilled migration
brain drain
return intentions
higher education
Turkey
JEL:F20
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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