Should I stay or should I go? Migration intentions of teenagers with parents working abroad

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Abstract

This paper investigates how having a parent working abroad affects subsequent
intentions of teenagers to emigrate, using unique data for Poland. Results show
that parental employment abroad is positively associated with children’s intentions
to emigrate, more so for males than females. The findings highlight the
intergenerational nature of migratory trends within families. This is particularly
important for a country like Poland which, alongside other Central and Eastern
European economies, has been experiencing significant population outflows for
almost two decades and is gradually turning towards a foreign-born workforce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-582
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Applied Economics
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date4 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Migration intentions
  • migrant parents
  • young people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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