Net-immigration of developing countries: The role of economic determinants, disasters, conflicts, and political instability

Thomas Ziesemer

#2010-009

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 instability.

UNU-MERIT Working Papers ISSN 1871-9872

  


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