Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81695
Authors: 
Güngör, Nil Demet
Tansel, Aysit
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Turkish Economic Association 2010/4
Abstract: 
The study estimates an empirical model of return intentions using a dataset compiled from an internet survey of Turkish professionals residing abroad. In the migration literature, wage differentials are often cited as an important factor explaining skilled migration. The findings of our study suggest, however, that non-pecuniary factors, such as the importance of family and social considerations, are also influential in the return or non-return decision of the highly educated. In addition, economic instability in Turkey, prior intensions to stay abroad and work experience in Turkey also increase non-return. Female respondents also appear less likely to return indicating a more selective migration process for females.
Subjects: 
skilled migration
brain drain
return intentions
Turkey
JEL: 
J64
F20
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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