Tomini, Florian and Hagen-Zanker, Jessica (2010): How has internal migration in Albania affected the receipt of transfers from family and friends?
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Social networks of family and friends are very important in providing economic and social support to households. The massive internal migration flows towards the big cities in the transition countries like Albania can seriously affect such networks, and influence the support received. Previous migration studies have analysed mostly the transfers between the migrant and the family left behind. This study analyses households that migrate together to the peripheries of Tirana (Albania) after the fall of the communist regime. The frequencies of transfers received before and after migration are used to test the change in the composition of transfers and the substitution of family members by friends after migrating. The empirical analysis shows that households receive fewer transfers after migration, but financial transfers increase. Friends become increasingly more important after migration, substituting for transfers from siblings and more distant family relatives.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||How has internal migration in Albania affected the receipt of transfers from family and friends?|
|Keywords:||kinship networks; internal migration; Albania; inter-household transfers|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J10 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R20 - General
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
|Depositing User:||Jessica Hagen-Zanker|
|Date Deposited:||04. May 2011 12:19|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 15:04|
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