Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21029
Authors: 
Dustmann, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 186
Abstract: 
In this paper, I study temporary migrations, and its consequences for immigrants' behaviour. I distinguish between temporary migrations where the return time is exogenous, and temporary migrations where the migrant chooses when to return. I then illustrate the consequences both types of temporary migration have for migrants' behaviour (as opposed to a permanent migration). If migrations are non-permanent, then this has also consequences for the way empirical models need to be specified. The problems arising for empirical work are discussed in the second part of the paper. Finally, I summarise some empirical evidence which is consistent with the hypothesis that the behaviour of temporary migrants is different from that of migrants with permanent migration intentions.
Subjects: 
Human capital
temporary migration
JEL: 
D9
F22
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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