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ERIC Number: EJ792696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign- and Native-Born Fathers
Dustmann, Christian
Journal of Human Resources, v43 n2 p299-324 Spr 2008
This paper studies parental investment in education and intergenerational earnings mobility for father-son pairs with native- and foreign-born fathers. We illustrate within a simple model that for immigrants, investment in their children is related to their return migration probability. In our empirical analysis, we include a measure for return probabilities, based on repeated information about migrants' return intentions. Our results suggest that educational investments in the son are positively associated with a higher probability of a permanent migration of the father. We also find that the son's permanent wages are positively associated with the probability of the father's permanent migration. (Contains 11 tables and 15 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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