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Does the desire to remit foster integration? Evidence from migrants in Spain

Chiara Falco () and Kristin Göbel

Economics Letters, 2015, vol. 137, issue C, 131-134

Abstract: We enquire empirically how migrants’ desire to send remittances back home fosters integration at destination. Starting from a model by Stark and Dorn (2013) in which the aspiration to remit is shown to induce migrants to acquire costly host-country specific social and human capital in order to obtain higher income, we measure migrants’ integration effort by social participation. Our results confirm the theoretical model.

Keywords: Migration; Remittances; Integration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D64 F22 F24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.10.013

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