Essays on migration and occupational choice

Clotilde Mahé

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Abstract

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
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Naudé, Wim, Supervisor
  • Siegel, Melissa, Supervisor
Award date22 Jun 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789462959309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • migration
  • occupational choice
  • social protection

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