Aug 18, 2012

Why immigrants return home, a case in India

In particular, the prospect of acquiring an occupation which entails upward social mobility (mainly in the public sector or self-employment) seems to be associated with a shorter stay in the Gulf states, whereas the prospect of post-return labour market drop-out significantly increases migration duration. 
The paper focusses on immigrants from Kerala in states like Saudi Arabia, etc., from a new paper by Czaika and Villares (July 2012).

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