The analytics of seasonal migration

Oded STARK, Chengze, Simon FAN

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Abstract

A framework that yields different possible patterns of migration as optimal solutions to a simple utility maximization problem is presented and explored. It is shown that seasonal migration arises as an optimal endogenous response to a comparison of costs (of living and of separation) and returns (to work) over a set of three alternative options, even if a year-long migration is feasible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-312
Number of pages9
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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Cost of living
Utility maximization
Optimal solution

Keywords

  • Cost of living differential
  • Cost of separation
  • Optimal types of migration
  • Seasonal migration

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STARK, Oded ; FAN, Chengze, Simon. / The analytics of seasonal migration. In: Economics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 94, No. 2. pp. 304-312.
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Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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