Return Migration and Occupational Choice: Evidence from Albania

Piracha, Matloob E and Vadean, Florin (2010) Return Migration and Occupational Choice: Evidence from Albania. World Development, 38 (8). pp. 1141-1155. ISSN 0305-750X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.12.015) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper explores the impact of return migration on the Albanian economy by analyzing the occupational choice of return migrants while explicitly differentiating between self-employment as either own account work or entrepreneurship. We find that the own account workers have characteristics closer to non-participants in the labor market (i.e., lower education levels), while entrepreneurship is positively related to schooling, foreign language proficiency, and savings accumulated abroad. Furthermore, compared to having not migrated, return migrants are significantly more likely to be entrepreneurs, showing the positive impact of migration on job-creating activities in Albania.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: number of additional authors: 1;
Uncontrolled keywords: occupational choice; return migration; sample selection; Europe; Albania
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 11:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40550 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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