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So dissatisfied to leave? The role of perceptions, expectations and beliefs on youthsÂ’ intention to migrate

Luciana Méndez ()
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Luciana Méndez: Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía

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No 17-12, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Instituto de Economía - IECON

Abstract: This study analyzes the extent to which Uruguayan youthsÂ’ economic dissatisfaction drives intention to migrate by exploring those factors that can affect people's economic satisfaction. Causality is explored using instrumental variable analysis and conditional mixed process estimations. The findings of this study point to a causal negative relationship from economic satisfaction to youthsÂ’ desires to migrate. Also, results highlight the importance of subjective and objective income, individualsÂ’ perceptions of the opportunities available in the country regarding social mobility, job access, housing, and adequate income, in shaping youthsÂ’ reported economic satisfaction and therefore their desire to migrate.

Keywords: Subjective well-being; intention to migrate; Uruguay (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I31 J10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap, nep-lab and nep-ure
Date: 2017-11
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