EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Are migrant minorities strategically self-selected?

Frédéric Docquier () and Hillel Rapoport

ULB Institutional Repository from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: In this paper we focus on the possibility of migrants' self-selection through strategic remittances. We argue that migrants of a specific community might be pooled with migrants from other ethnic minorities on the labor market of the foreign host country and that this could reduce the occurrence of strategic remittances. In a simple model with two types of workers, skilled and unskilled, facing two possible actions, to migrate or not to migrate, we derive the theoretical conditions under which strategic transfers are still operating when pooling among communities is introduced. We then show through numerical illustrations that the case for strategic transfers is rather weak when using realistic values for the main parameters of the model.

Keywords: Culture; Demography; Economics; Emigration and Immigration; Employment; Ethnic Groups; Models, Theoretical; Population; Population Characteristics; Population Dynamics; Research; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Transients and Migrants (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in: Journal of population economics (1998) v.11 n° 4,p.579-588

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
Journal Article: Are migrant minorities strategically self-selected? (1998) 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:ulb:ulbeco:2013/230712

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://hdl.handle.ne ... lb.ac.be:2013/230712

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ULB Institutional Repository from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Benoit Pauwels ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-15
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/230712