Do family ties with those left behind intensify or weaken migrants' assimilation?

Oded Stark, Agnieszka Dorn

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Abstract

Strong ties with the home country and with the host country can coexist. An altruistic migrant who sends remittances to his family back home assimilates more the more altruistic he is, and also more than a non-remitting migrant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume118
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acculturation identity
  • Altruism
  • Assimilation of migrants
  • Links with the home country
  • Remittances

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