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The Long-term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery

Gibson, John and McKenzie, David and Rohorua, Halahingano and Stillman, Steven (2018) The Long-term Impacts of International Migration: Evidence from a Lottery. The World Bank Economic Review, 32 (1). pp. 127-147. ISSN 1564-698X

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Abstract

We examine the long-term impacts of international migration by comparing immigrants who had successful ballot entries in a migration lottery program, and first moved almost a decade ago, with people who had unsuccessful entries into those same ballots. The long-term gain in income is found to be similar in magnitude to the gain in the first year despite migrants upgrading their education and changing their locations and occupations. This results in large sustained benefits to their immediate family who have substantially higher consumption, durable asset ownership, savings, and dietary diversity. In contrast we find no measureable impact on extended family.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 15:51
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 15:51
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10838
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