Migration and Development at Home: Bitter or Sweet Return? Evidence from Poland
SERIES Working Papers N. 08/2016
21 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 17, 2016
The existing economic literature focuses on the benefits that return migrants offer to their home country in terms of entrepreneurship, human and financial capital accumulation. However, return migration can have modest or even some detrimental effects if the migration experience was unsuccessful and/or if the migrant fails to reintegrate into the home country's economy. In our paper, we empirically show which factors - both individual characteristics and features related to the migration experience - influence the likelihood of a sub-optimal employment of returnees' human capital employing an original dataset on a representative sample of return migrants in Silesia (Poland).
Keywords: Return migration, International migration, Economic performance, Regional development
JEL Classification: O15, F22, J24, R23
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