Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68126
Authors: 
Coulon, Augustin de
Piracha, Matloob
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Department of Economics Discussion Paper, University of Kent 02,11
Abstract: 
In this paper, using the framework of a Roy theoretical model, we examine the performance of return migrants in Albania. We ask two questions: (i) Had they chosen not to migrate, what would be the performance of return migrants compared to the non-migrants? and (ii) What would be the performance of non-migrants had they decided to migrate and return? Both the selection estimates and the semi-parametric approach allow us to conclude that the flows of return migrants are negatively selected. We find that, had they decided to migrate and come back, the non-migrants would have earned more than twice the wages of return migrants.
Subjects: 
migration
self-selection
Albania
JEL: 
F22
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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