Migrants' savings, the probability of return migration and migrants' performance

O. Galor, O. Stark

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Abstract

This paper highlights a difference between migrants and the native-born, namely, a positive probability of return migration. The analysis demonstrates that this probability results in migrants saving more than comparable native-born. This differential may explain why, even if all workers are perfectly homogeneous in skills, migrants often outperform the native-born in the receiving economy. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-467
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Economic Review
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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