Do Family Ties with those Left Behind Intensify or Weaken Migrants’ Assimilation?

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URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-64313
http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47964
Dokumentart: ResearchPaper
Date: 2012
Source: University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 45
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 330 - Economics
Keywords: Migration
Other Keywords:
Assimilation of migrants , Acculturation identity , Links with the home country , Altruism , Remittances
License: Publishing license excluding print on demand
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Abstract:

Strong ties with the home country and with the host country can coexist. An altruistic migrant who sends remittances to his family back home assimilates more the more altruistic he is, and also more than a non-remitting migrant.

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