publication . Preprint . 2004

Internal migration and income of immigrant families

Rashid, Saman;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2004
Abstract
Using a longitudinal dataset from the years 1995 and 2000, respectively, this study examines whether migration within the host country of Sweden generates higher total annual income for (two-earner) immigrant families. The empirical findings indicate that internal migration generates a positive outcome in terms of higher family income for newly arrived refugee-immigrant families. Further, with the length of residence in the host country, the monetary gain accruing from internal migration decreases. On the other hand, I could not find similar results for immigrant families from the Nordic countries, Europe and Asia.
Subjects
free text keywords: Internal migration; family income; immigrant; family migration, jel:C33, jel:J61, jel:R23
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