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Type Journal Article - Journal of Development Economics
Title Sequential migration theory and evidence from Peru
Volume 36
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1991
Page numbers 55-87
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VBV-45JK4VW-5/2/401d385c2ef6a8c7d39419797554052a
The standard human capital model of labor migration has been successful in explaining several empirical regularities of the migration process. However, there are a number of empirical facts that have not yet been explained or empirically tested; among them, that migrants usually perform more than one move in their lifetime; return migration accounts for a very important share of total migration rates; and there is a high positive correlation between in- and out-migration rates in the more advantageous regions. This paper presents both a simple model explaining these facts and an empirical analysis using data from Peru.

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