Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201936
Authors: 
Gevrek, Z. Eylem
Kunt, Pinar
Ursprung, Heinrich
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper No. 7710
Abstract: 
We exploit the 1997 school reform that increased compulsory schooling from 5 to 8 years to investigate the causal effect of education on emigration intentions. Our IV estimates indicate that an additional year of schooling increases the probability of reporting the intention to emigrate by 24 percentage points. Moreover, we provide evidence that the identified effect of education on emigration intentions does not operate through financial dissatisfaction but rather through displeasure at a bleak political environment that better educated people are more keenly aware of.
Subjects: 
education
migration
political discontent
JEL: 
I21
I25
I31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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