Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145165
Authors: 
Bertoli, Simone
Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús
Keita, Sekou
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10031
Abstract: 
The effect of immigration on host and origin countries is mediated by the way migrants take their labor supply decisions. We propose a simple way of integrating the traditional random utility maximization model used to analyze location decisions with a classical labor demand function at destination. Our setup allows us to estimate a general upper bound on the elasticity of the migrant labor supply that we take to the data using the evolution of the numbers and wages of temporary overseas Filipino workers between 1992 and 2009 to different destinations. We find that the migrant labor supply elasticity can be very large. Temporary migrants are very reactive to economic conditions in their potential destinations.
Subjects: 
labor supply elasticity
temporary migration
international migration
multilateral resistance to migration
JEL: 
F22
J31
J38
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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