Remigration Intentions and Migrants' Behavior
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) Working Paper Series n°2017-17
44 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017 Last revised: 1 Feb 2018
Date Written: November 21, 2017
Using a unique French dataset, we analyze the relationship between remigration intentions and several immigrants' behaviors in the host and origin countries addressing the potential endogeneity of remigration intentions. We also investigate the potential trade-off and complementarities between various immigrants' investment behaviors. We find that temporary migrants are more likely to invest in the country of origin but less likely to invest in the host country. Moreover, our results suggest a trade-off between immigrants' investment in the home and in the host country.
Keywords: Temporary migration, intention to leave, return intention, remittances, investment, house ownership, language
JEL Classification: F22
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