Countries’ Net-migration: The Impact of Economic Opportunities, Disasters, Conflicts, and Political Instability


  • 2011•07•08

    Thomas Ziesemer

    We provide regressions for the net immigration flows of developing countries. We show that (i) savings finance emigration and worker remittances serve to make staying rather than migrating possible; (ii) lagged dependent migration flows have a negative sign in the presence of migration stock variables; (iii) stocks of migrants in six OECD countries and in the developing countries have non-linear effects. Some of the non-linear effects of the economic variables vanish if indicators for disasters, conflicts and political instability are taken into account but new ones come in for these latter variables

    Article published in International Economic Journal 25(3):373-386
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