Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145245
Authors: 
Chabé-Ferret, Bastien
Machado, Joel
Wahba, Jackline
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10111
Abstract: 
This paper studies how return migration intentions affect immigrants' behavior. Using a unique French data set, we analyze the relationship between return plans and several immigrants' behavior in the host and origin countries addressing the potential endogeneity between return plans and different investment decisions. We also investigate the potential trade-off and complementarities between various immigrants' investment behaviors. We find that temporary migrants are more likely to remit and invest in the country of origin, but less likely to invest in the host country. Moreover, our results show that there is no trade-off between immigrants' investment in the home and in the host country. In turn, we find substantial heterogeneity in behavior across migrants of different origins.
Subjects: 
temporary migration
return intention
remittances
JEL: 
F22
F24
D14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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