Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3823
Authors: 
Görlich, Dennis
Trebesch, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2006
Citation: 
[Series:] CeGE-Discussion paper Zentrum für Globalisierung und Europäisierung der Wirtschaft, Göttingen [No.:] 56
Series/Report no.: 
CeGE discussion paper 56
Abstract: 
This paper identifies the determinants and patterns of mass migration in Moldova a country in which migration has become the dominant socioeconomic phenomenon in a period of less than 8 years. Special emphasis is placed on seasonal migration, which has become increasingly popular in many Eastern European countries. Our findings indicate that poverty is a main push factor of migration decisions. Additionally, network effects and migration experience appear to be crucial for Moldovan migration flows. Concerning the choice of seasonal vs. permanent migration, we find that neither young dependents in the household nor marital status seem to influence the migrant’s decision of whether to leave seasonally or permanently. The main group of seasonal migrants are less educated men from rural areas.
Subjects: 
migration decision
seasonal migration
poverty
CIS
Moldova
JEL: 
F22
J61
O15
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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