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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. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Recent empirical evidence links migrant remittances, savings and return migration, and stresses the inaccuracy of return migration plans. This paper presents a model of endogenous remittances, savings and retu...

    Authors: Matthieu Delpierre and Bertrand Verheyden

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:22

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  2. Content type: Original article

    We focus on high school dropout rates among male and female immigrant children. We consider the relationship between the dropout rate and age at arrival of the immigrants. Using repeated cross sectional data f...

    Authors: Sarit Cohen Goldner and Gil S Epstein

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:19

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  3. Content type: Original article

    After the introduction of the freedom of movement for Eastern European workers, EU-15 countries were expected to reduce public benefits in order to avoid becoming “welfare magnets”. However, OECD data do not s...

    Authors: Christoph Skupnik

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:15

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  4. Content type: Original article

    We propose a new methodology for analyzing determinants of the wage gap between immigrants and natives. A Mincerian regression framework is extended to include GDP per capita in an immigrant’s country of birth...

    Authors: Serge Coulombe, Gilles Grenier and Serge Nadeau

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:14

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  5. Content type: Original article

    This paper analyses the impact that diversity has on life satisfaction of people living in England. In England, and in many other countries, local communities are becoming more diverse in terms of country of b...

    Authors: Simonetta Longhi

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:13

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  6. Content type: Original article

    The utilization and reward of the human capital of immigrants in the labor market of the host country has been studied extensively. Using Swedish register data from 2001–2008, we extend the immigrant education...

    Authors: Pernilla Andersson Joona, Nabanita Datta Gupta and Eskil Wadensjö

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:9

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Previous research on the determinants of international migration has largely focused on objective factors, such as income. We instead use subjective well-being (SWB) to explain international migration desires,...

    Authors: Ruohong Cai, Neli Esipova, Michael Oppenheimer and Shuaizhang Feng

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:8

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Recent increases in U.S. immigration enforcement at the local and state level may be impacting remittance flows to developing countries by curtailing undocumented immigration, restricting the cyclicality of mi...

    Authors: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Thitima Puttitanun

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:6

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  9. Content type: Original article

    If immigration causes a decrease in social cohesion, then it may also be an important contributing factor in the recent failure of financial institutions. The present analysis finds some evidence for a negativ...

    Authors: Florence Neymotin

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:5

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Spouse’s relative labor supply and the degree of specialization in intermarriage might differ from that in immigrant and native marriage for several reasons. Intermarried couples may specialize less due to sma...

    Authors: Olga Nottmeyer

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:3

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Mobile workers involve flows of labor and human capital and contribute to a moreefficient allocation of resources. However, migration also changes relative wages,alters the distribution of skills and affects e...

    Authors: Martin Kahanec and Klaus F Zimmermann

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2014 3:2

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  12. Content type: Original article

    We evaluate the individual employment effects of four types of short-term training for immigrants and natives in the German welfare system and identify differences in the effects determined by unobservable fac...

    Authors: Stephan L Thomsen, Thomas Walter and Alisher Aldashev

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:24

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  13. Content type: Original article

    This study reviews and evaluates the motives and incentives behind immigrants’ religiosity, focusing on the two sides of the Atlantic – Europe and the United States. The contribution of the study is mainly emp...

    Authors: Teresa Garcia-Muñoz and Shoshana Neuman

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:23

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The theory of factor demand has important implications for the study of the impact of immigration on wages. This paper derives the theoretical implications in the context of a general equilibrium model where t...

    Authors: George J Borjas

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:22

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  15. Content type: Original article

    We study a high profile public policy question on immigration, namely the link between crime and immigration, presenting new evidence from England and Wales in the 2000s. For studying immigration impacts, this...

    Authors: Laura Jaitman and Stephen Machin

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:19

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Does increasing a state’s minimum wage induce migration into the state? Previous literature has shown mobility in response to welfare benefit differentials across states, yet few have examined the minimum wage...

    Authors: Ernest Boffy-Ramirez

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:17

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  17. Content type: Original article

    This paper investigates the gender-selection decisions of immigrants in the United Kingdom, using data from the 1971–2006 General Household Survey. We examine sex-selection in the UK among immigrant families a...

    Authors: Adamos Adamou, Christina Drakos and Sriya Iyer

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:10

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  18. Content type: Original article

    We examine two impacts of international emigration on the evolution of the institutions in the origin countries. The first impact concerns the influence of emigration per se (i.e. people who left the country c...

    Authors: Michel Beine and Khalid Sekkat

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:9

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  19. Content type: Original article

    This paper explores differences in work injury and fatality rates between immigrants and natives and how they may have been impacted by the recent economic downturn. Our focus is on Spain over the 2001–2010 de...

    Authors: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes and Cristina Borra

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:4

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Using unique administrative individual data, this paper examines ethnic differences in degree performance in Dutch colleges and universities. The paper estimates parametric duration models and accounts for uno...

    Authors: Aslan Zorlu

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2013 2:3

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Recent evidence suggests that aid induces migration. This result is nevertheless not very informative from a policy perspective since what counts in terms of welfare consequences is the composition of migratio...

    Authors: Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros and Vincenzo Verardi

    Citation: IZA Journal of Migration 2012 1:13

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