Net-immigration of developing countries: The role of economic determinants, disasters, conflicts, and political instability
We provide regressions for the net immigration flows of developing
countries. We show that (i) savings finance emigration and worker
remittances serve to make staying rather than migrating possible; (ii)
lagged dependent migration flows have a negative sign in the presence of
migration stock variables; (iii) stocks of migrants in six OECD
countries and in the developing countries have non-linear effects. Some
of the non-linear effects vanish if indicators for disasters, conflicts
and political instability are taken into account.
JEL-code: F22, O15.
Keywords: migration, remittances, disasters, conflicts, political
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