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Global labour markets, return and onward migration

Aydemir, Abdurrahman Bekir and Robinson, Chris (2008) Global labour markets, return and onward migration. Canadian Journal of Economics, 41 (4). pp. 1285-1311. ISSN 0008-4085

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that international migration is characterized by frequent return and onward migration. This has important consequences for the contribution of immigrants to the economy of the host country. Lack of longitudinal data has prevented much analysis of how frequently international migration involves a sequence of location decisions or how long the typical migrant stays in a host country. A newly available longitudinal data set covering all immigrants to Canada since 1980 provides the opportunity to address these issues. The results show that a large fraction of male immigrants who are of working age, especially among skilled workers and entrepreneurs, are highly internationally mobile.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
ID Code:11243
Deposited By:Abdurrahman Bekir Aydemir
Deposited On:16 Jan 2009 09:54
Last Modified:24 Sep 2009 11:38

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