Circular migration or permanent return: What determines different forms of migration?

Piracha, Matloob and Vadean, Florin (2010) Circular migration or permanent return: What determines different forms of migration? In: Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N., eds. Migration and Culture. Frontiers of Economics and Globalization . Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK, pp. 467-495. ISBN 978-0-85724-153-5. E-ISBN 978-0-85724-154-2. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008026) (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 chapter addresses the following questions: To what extent do the socio-economic characteristics of circular/repeat migrants differ from the migrants who return permanently to the home country after their first trip (i.e. return migrants)? And, what determines each of these distinctive temporary migration forms? Using Albanian household survey data and both a multinomial logit model and a maximum simulated likelihood (MSL) probit with two sequential selection equations, we find that education, gender, age, geographical location and the return reasons from the first migration trip significantly affect the choice of migration form. Compared to return migrants, circular migrants are more likely to be male, have primary education and originate from rural, less developed areas. Moreover, return migration seems to be determined by family reasons, a failed migration attempt but also by the fulfilment of a savings target.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Circular migration
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 18:28 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 08:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54802 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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