EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Braving the waves: the role of time and risk preferences in illegal migration from Senegal

Linguère M'Baye () and Jean-Louis Arcand ()
Additional contact information
Linguère M'Baye: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International(CERDI)

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Linguere Mously Mbaye

No 201316, Working Papers from CERDI

Abstract: This paper aims to provide the first evidence concerning the relationship between time and risk preferences and illegal migration in an African context. Based upon our theoretical model and using a unique data set on potential migrants collected in urban Senegal, we evaluate a measure of time and risk preferences through the individual's intertemporal discount rate and coefficient of absolute risk aversion. Remarkably, our results show that these individual preferences matter in the willingness to migrate illegally and to pay a smuggler.

Keywords: Illegal migration; Discount rate; Risk aversion; Africa; Senegal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R23 O16 O15 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Published in , 2011, pages

Downloads: (external link)
http://publi.cerdi.org/ed/2013/2013.16.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Braving the waves: the role of time and risk preferences in illegal migration from Senegal (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Braving the Waves: The Role of Time and Risk Preferences in Illegal Migration from Senegal (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1453

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Papers from CERDI Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Vincent Mazenod ().

 
Page updated 2019-12-28
Handle: RePEc:cdi:wpaper:1453