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The Determinants of Return Migration: Evidence for Kosovo

ADNETT, Nick and GASHI, Ardiana (2015) The Determinants of Return Migration: Evidence for Kosovo. Croatian Economic Survey, 17 (2). online. ISSN 1330-4860

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Return migration represents a potentially important contributor to economic development for countries who are large exporters of labour. This paper provides an analysis of the determinants of return migration to Kosovo, a country with an especially high level of recent emigration. The findings of this investigation suggest that there is a non-linear relationship between the age of the migrant and their probability of returning. In addition, the more educated migrants and those that have acquired additional education whilst abroad are more likely to return, whereas recent migrants, those that possess permanent resident status and have their family abroad are less likely to return. As expected, the stronger the family ties of a migrant with their home country, the more likely they are to return. Finally, migrants that are expected to invest in businesses in Kosovo are more inclined to return. Together these findings suggest that return migration may be an important contributor to economic development in Kosovo and policies are outlined that could strengthen this contribution.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Business
Depositing User: Nick ADNETT
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:43

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