Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign- and Native-Born Fathers

@article{Dustmann2007ReturnMI,
  title={Return Migration, Investment in Children, and Intergenerational Mobility: Comparing Sons of Foreign- and Native-Born Fathers},
  author={C. Dustmann},
  journal={Journal of Human Resources},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={299 - 324}
}
  • C. Dustmann
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • This paper studies parental investment in education and intergenerational earnings mobility for father-son pairs with native- and foreign-born fathers. We illustrate within a simple model that for immigrants, investment in their children is related to their return migration probability. In our empirical analysis, we include a measure for return probabilities, based on repeated information about migrants' return intentions. Our results suggest that educational investments in the son are… CONTINUE READING
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