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The role of networks for migration flows: an update
Beine, Michel
2016In International Journal of manpower, 37 (7), p. 1154-1171
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Keywords :
International migration; Diasporas; Network effects; Elasticity macroestimates
Abstract :
[en] This paper covers the literature on the role migrants networks in explaining aggregate migration flows between countries. We first provide a small review of the literature and the issues at stake. We then provide an update of the estimates of the network elasticities using the dataset on migration stocks and flows from Ozden et al. (2011). Using micro-founded gravity models, we estimate the network elasticities and discuss the key driving mechanisms explaining their size as well the variation in the amplitude across categories of destination and over time. We emphasize the specific role of family immigration policies. To that purpose, we cover briefly the recent experience of four receiving countries to highlight the importance of these policies in explaining part of the observed network elasticities.
Disciplines :
International economics
Author, co-author :
Beine, Michel  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
External co-authors :
no
Language :
English
Title :
The role of networks for migration flows: an update
Publication date :
2016
Journal title :
International Journal of manpower
Volume :
37
Issue :
7
Pages :
1154-1171
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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