Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125322
Authors: 
Ivlevs, Artjoms
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 96
Abstract: 
Happy people are healthier and more creative, productive, and sociable. Because of these positive effects of happiness, it is in the interest of countries to attract and retain happy people. With respect to the decision to migrate, the central question becomes whether people who are happier and more satisfied with their lives are more or less likely to migrate. The evidence so far is mixed. Correlational studies find that prospective migrants are less happy than people who are not intending to migrate, while one study controlling for reverse causality suggests that the desire to migrate increases with life satisfaction.
Subjects: 
emigration decision
happiness
life satisfaction
happiness drain
JEL: 
F22
J61
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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