Essays on migration and occupational choice

Clotilde Mahé

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Motivated by the growing interest in migration as an economic and social phenomenon, this thesis explores several aspects of the relationship between migration and occupational choice. Consisting of four self-contained essays, findings suggest that, while migration might develop entrepreneurial abilities, self-employment tends to be more of a temporary choice when market-supporting institutions are lacking. Turning to those who stay behind, the return of migrant household members appears to alter the time allocation of non-migrating members, spouses, even once migration is complete. Last, publicly provided healthcare is shown to condition migration, directly or indirectly, through effects on the labour force.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Naudé, Wim, Supervisor
  • Siegel, Melissa, Supervisor
Award date22 Jun 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789462959309
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • migration
  • occupational choice
  • social protection

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