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IZA Journal of Migration and IZA Journal of Labor and Development have merged to form the IZA Journal of Development and Migration. The archives of published articles in IZA Journal of Migration and IZA Journal of Labor and Development are available here.


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  1. Original article

    Parents’ years in Sweden and children’s educational performance

    This paper assesses the intergenerational effect of immigrant parents’ incorporation experiences, measured as time in Sweden, on the educational performance of their children, using full Swedish population reg...

    Christopher D. Smith, Jonas Helgertz and Kirk Scott

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:6

    Published on: 29 March 2016

  2. Original article

    (Why) are immigrants unhappy?

    Recent studies suggest that migrants may be less satisfied with their ‘new’ lives than members of the host population and worry that this may be driven by cultural factors, such as feelings of not belonging. M...

    Zsóka Kóczán

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:3

    Published on: 11 February 2016

  3. Original article

    Remittances and child labor in Bolivia

    This article explores the effect of remittances on the prevalence and intensity of child labor in Bolivia. Using household survey data, we find that children in remittance-receiving households are less likely ...

    Michael Coon

    IZA Journal of Migration 2016 5:1

    Published on: 18 January 2016

  4. Original article

    Monitoring, endogenous comparative advantage, and immigration

    We propose a theory of free movement of goods and labor between two economies in the presence of moral hazard. Each country produces two final goods where the productive efforts of workers cannot be perfectly ...

    Dhimitri Qirjo

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:24

    Published on: 29 December 2015

  5. Original article

    Immigrants and gender roles: assimilation vs. culture

    This paper examines evidence on the role of assimilation versus source country culture in influencing immigrant women’s behavior in the United States—looking both over time with immigrants’ residence in the Un...

    Francine D. Blau

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:23

    Published on: 10 December 2015

  6. Original article

    Better migrants, better PISA results: Findings from a natural experiment

    Switzerland changed its migration policy in the 1990s from a “non-qualified only” policy to one of almost free movement of labor. To analyze the impact of this policy change on the schooling outcomes of childr...

    Maria A Cattaneo and Stefan C Wolter

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:18

    Published on: 25 September 2015

  7. Original article

    Remittances, school quality, and household education expenditures in Nepal

    A heightened interest in understanding the remitting practices of immigrants and their impact on a variety of economic indicators has emerged as remittances to developing countries have risen substantially ove...

    Cynthia Bansak, Brian Chezum and Animesh Giri

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:16

    Published on: 27 August 2015

  8. Original article

    Left-behind children and return migration in China

    This paper examines how left-behind children influence migration duration in China. We first present a simple illustrative model that incorporates economic and non-economic motives to migration duration. Using...

    Sylvie Démurger and Hui Xu

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:10

    Published on: 28 May 2015

  9. Original article

    Ethnic identity: a theoretical framework

    We present a basic theoretical framework of ethnic identity, i.e., the level of immigrant's commitment to his or her host society as well as the immigrant's commitment to his or her home society. Our model can...

    Gil S Epstein and Odelia Heizler (Cohen)

    IZA Journal of Migration 2015 4:9

    Published on: 26 May 2015

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