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Type Working Paper
Title Dreaming another life: The role of foreign media in migration decision--Evidence from Albania
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://www.edge-page.net/jamb2007/papers/DreamingAnotherLife.pdf
Using data from Albanian Panel Living Standard Measurement Survey we examine the effect of exposure to foreign media on individual migration decision. We model the probability to watch foreign television as a function of the distance from the nearest foreign transmitter. The identification strategy is based on the physics model of electromagnetic and radio wave propagation explaining how radio waves behave when they are transmitted (or propagated) from one point on the earth to another. The results suggest that individuals exposed to foreign media are more likely to migrate internationally.

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