Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52061
Authors: 
Bijwaard, Govert E.
Schluter, Christian
Wahba, Jackline
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5722
Abstract: 
Using administrative panel data on the entire population of new labour immigrants to The Netherlands, we estimate the causal effects of labour dynamics on their return decisions. Specifically, the roles of unemployment and re-employment spells on immigration durations are examined. The endogeneity of labour market outcomes and the return migration decision, if ignored, confounds the causal effect. This empirical challenge is addressed using the timing-of-events method. We estimate the model separately for distinct immigrant groups, and find that, overall, unemployment spells shorten immigration durations, while re-employment spells delay returns for all but one group. The magnitude of the causal effect differs across groups.
Subjects: 
temporary migration
durations
timing of event method
labour market dynamics
JEL: 
J61
J64
C41
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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