Social interactions in economic models of migration: a review and appraisal

Radu, D. 2008. Social interactions in economic models of migration: a review and appraisal. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 34 (4), pp. 531-548.

TitleSocial interactions in economic models of migration: a review and appraisal
AuthorsRadu, D.
Abstract

This paper reviews economic research on labour migration which explicitly or implicitly accounts for socially mediated influences on migration choices. Both theoretical and empirical models are considered. The focus is on models analysing migration decision-making (initiation and perpetuation). The article also considers how economics accounts for non-market interactions related to settlement decisions, duration of stay, and labour market assimilation. Previous surveys have comprehensively reviewed the modelling of both migration behaviour and effects in economic theory. This paper focuses upon efforts to meld concepts traditionally pursued separately in economics and sociology into formal economic models.

JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Journal citation34 (4), pp. 531-548
ISSN1369-183X
YearMay 2008
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/13691830801961571
Publication dates
PublishedMay 2008

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