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Occupational choice of return migrants in Moldova

Borodak, Daniela, Piracha, Matloob (2011) Occupational choice of return migrants in Moldova. Eastern European Economics, 49 (4). pp. 24-46. ISSN 0012–8775. E-ISSN 1557-9298. (doi:10.2753/EEE0012-8775490402) (KAR id:54797)


This paper analyzes the occupational choice of return migrants. Using the survey data on different aspects of migration in Moldova, we find that those who stayed illegally in the host country tend to go into wage employment on return to the home country. We also show that relatively better educated migrants tend not to be in formal employment (i.e., appear not to participate in the labor market), whereas those with relatively lower skills or who obtained a worse-than-expected outcome in the host country are more likely to be wage employed in the home country on return. We offer an economic analysis of these paradoxical results.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2753/EEE0012-8775490402
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 17:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
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