Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/140800
Authors: 
Stark, Oded
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
CMR Working Papers 16/74
Abstract: 
At least to some extent migration behavior is the outcome of a preference for migration. The pattern of migration as an outcome of a preference for migration depends on two key factors: imitation technology and migration feasibility. We show that these factors jointly determine the outcome of a preference for migration and we provide examples that illustrate how the prevalence and transmission of a migration-forming preference yield distinct migration patterns. In particular, the imitation of a migrationfavoring preference yields migration scenarios that would not have taken place absent the imitation.
Subjects: 
Migration-favoring preferences
Imitation and transmission of a preference for migration
Economic behavior
JEL: 
A13
F22
J61
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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