Title: Do migrants think differently? Evidence from East European and post-Soviet states
Authors: Berlinschi, Ruxanda
Harutyunyan, Ani
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: KU Leuven LICOS
Series Title: LICOS Discussion paper series 381/2016 pages:1-26
Abstract: This research analyzes differences in values and beliefs between individuals in European and post-Soviet states who intend to emigrate and those who do not. In particular, we investigate which political, economic and social values and beliefs are significant determinants of the intention to
emigrate, after controlling for relevant socio-economic and demographic confounding factors. The results indicate that self-selection patterns exist in some dimensions, such as evaluation of home country governance and institutions, political participation and trust in other people, while they are absent in other dimensions, such as economic liberalism, views on democracy and free markets. Results also indicate that migrant self-selection patterns are heterogeneous across regions. This analysis aims to improve our understanding of the determinants of emigration, as well as of its possible consequences on the dynamics of governance and institutions.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Department of ECON-CEDON, Campus Brussels
LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven

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