Discontinuity and the Theory of International Migration

Oded Stark*

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In this exploratory paper, the notion of (strong) discontinuity is introduced into the theory of international labour migration. It is suggested that inter‐country wage differentials alone may fail to induce international migration at the level of the decision making entity. However, three factors ‐ risk aversion, relative deprivation and asymmetric information ‐ in conjunction with these wage differentials, may account for international migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-222
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1984
Externally publishedYes


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