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

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Bastien Chabé-Ferret

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Joel Machado

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER); Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Jackline Wahba

University of Southampton, Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: November 21, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chabé-Ferret, Bastien and Machado, Joel and Wahba, Jackline, Remigration Intentions and Migrants' Behavior (November 21, 2017). Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) Working Paper Series n°2017-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3075137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3075137

Bastien Chabé-Ferret (Contact Author)

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Joel Machado

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) ( email )

11, Porte des Sciences
Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines
Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4366
Luxembourg

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, L-1511
Luxembourg

Jackline Wahba

University of Southampton, Department of Economics ( email )

Southampton, SO171BJ
United Kingdom
+44 23 8059 3996 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/jackiewahba/

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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