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