Return Migration and Occupational Choice
Matloob Piracha () and
Florin Vadean ()
Studies in Economics from School of Economics, University of Kent
This paper explores the impact of return migration on the Albanian economy by analysing the occupational choice of return migrants while explicitly differentiating between self-employment as either own account work or entrepreneurship. After taking into account the possible sample selection into return migration, we find that the own account workers have characteristics closer to non-participants in the labour 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 not to participate in the labour market or to be entrepreneurs. However, after a one year re-integration period, the effect on non participation vanishes and that on entrepreneurship becomes stronger. As for non-migrants, the migration experience would have increased their probability to be entrepreneurs showing the positive impact of migration on job creating activities in Albania.
Keywords: Occupational Choice; Return Migration; Sample Selection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 F22 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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