Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/4282
Authors: 
Görlich, Dennis
Trebesch, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] Review of World Economics [ISSN:] 1610-2878 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 144 [Year:] 2008 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 107-133
Abstract: 
Seasonal migration is an ever more important phenomenon worldwide, but has received little attention in empirical research. This paper investigates the choice of seasonal versus longer-term migration on a household level. We use data from Moldova, a country that is witnessing a massive emigration shock. Surprisingly, neither children nor marital status appear to influence the decision to leave seasonally or for longer periods. This suggests high social and emotional costs of emigration. We also find that existing local networks of seasonal migrants are unrelated to permanent migration choice. Generally, networks appear to have a stronger influence on migration probabilities in urban settings.
Subjects: 
Migration
Seasonal Migration
Migration Network
Poverty
Moldova
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Document Type: 
Article

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