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"On a Variation in the Economic Performance of Migrants by their Home Country's Wage"

Stark, Oded (2002): "On a Variation in the Economic Performance of Migrants by their Home Country's Wage". Published in: Pacific Economic Review , Vol. 7, (2002)

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Abstract

Although the economic performance of migrants in the receiving country undoubtedly depends on qualifications, it is also affected by inclinations. Given the probability of return migration, a behavioural link is established between the incentive of migrants to save in their country of destination and the prevailing wage rate in their home country. It is shown that migrants coming from a low-wage country optimally save more than migrants from a high-wage country. Policy and research implications suggested by this savings behaviour are alluded to.

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