A preference for migration

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Stark, Oded (2007)
  • Publisher: University of Warsaw, Centre of Migration Research (CMR) Warsaw
  • Subject: A13 | F22 | J61 | R23 | Migration-favoring preferences | Imitation and transmission of a preference for migration | Economic behavior | Pr√§ferenztheorie | Migrationsforschung | Theorie
    • ddc: ddc:330

At least to some extent migration behavior is the outcome of a preference for migration. The pattern of migration as an outcome of a preference for migration depends on two key factors: imitation technology and migration feasibility. We show that these factors jointly determine the outcome of a preference for migration and we provide examples that illustrate how the prevalence and transmission of a migration-forming preference yield distinct migration patterns. In particular, the imitation of a migrationfavoring preference yields migration scenarios that would not have taken place absent the imitation.
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