“Out there on your own: Absence of the Spouse and Migrants’ Integration Outcomes”, Friedrich Poeschel (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

This paper investigates quantitatively how absence of the spouse affects a migrant’s integration outcomes in the long term. A theoretical model of migrant’s investment behaviour predicts that migrants tend to focus on the short term rather than long-term wage growth, until the spouse arrives and the probability of staying increases.



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