Migration and Development at Home: Bitter or Sweet Return? Evidence from Poland

SERIES Working Papers N. 08/2016

21 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016

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Jan Brzozowski

Cracow University of Economics

Nicola D. Coniglio

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods

Date Written: November 17, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Brzozowski, Jan and Coniglio, Nicola D., Migration and Development at Home: Bitter or Sweet Return? Evidence from Poland (November 17, 2016). SERIES Working Papers N. 08/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2871160 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2871160

Jan Brzozowski

Cracow University of Economics ( email )

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Nicola D. Coniglio (Contact Author)

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods ( email )

Largo Abbey St. Scholastica
Bari, 70124
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.dse.uniba.it/Corsi/docenti/Coniglio/Nicola_paginaWeb.htm

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