Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92241
Authors: 
Kahanec, Martin
Shields, Michael P.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-15
Abstract: 
Migration is often viewed as an investment decision. Temporary migrants can be expected to invest less in accumulating human capital specific to the host country. Instead, they work more hours in order to accumulate savings and invest in financial capital that can be transferred back to their country of origin upon return. In this paper, using German panel data, we explore how temporary migrants differ from permanent migrants in their labor supply decisions and behavior. After correcting for endogeneity bias, male temporary migrants are found to work more hours than permanent ones. The effect for females is statistically insignificant.
Subjects: 
migration
temporary migrants
labor supply
Germany
JEL: 
J22
J61
F22
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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