Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125414
Authors: 
Nikolova, Milena
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 195
Abstract: 
Most comparative research suggests that immigrants from post-socialist countries earn less than natives, work in jobs for which they are overqualified, and may experience unhappiness compared with natives, other immigrants, and non-migrants. In contrast, one study presents causal evidence which shows that moving from transition economies to live in the West increases the incomes, life satisfaction, and freedom perceptions of those who move. Credibly assessing whether leaving transition economies improves movers’ quality of life remains a challenging empirical question.
Subjects: 
transition countries
well-being
migration
JEL: 
F22
I31
O15
P30
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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