Savings motive in immigration: An empirical analysis

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2007-6-1
Kırdar, Murat G.
This paper reviews the literature on the causes of migration decisions and examines the Turkish and ex-Yugoslavian guestworker migration to Germany in this context. The literature and empirical facts strongly suggest that the most important cause of immigration for these groups of migrants was the savings motive. Using a rich longitudinal dataset on these groups of immigrants, I establish this connection between migration and savings behavior using empirical methods.

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M. G. Kırdar, “Savings motive in immigration: An empirical analysis,” ODTÜ Gelişme Dergisi, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 63–76, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://www2.feas.metu.edu.tr/metusd/ojs/index.php/metusd/article/view/151.