Does more schooling make you run for the border? Evidence from post-independence Kosovo

Ivlevs, A. and King, R. M. (2012) Does more schooling make you run for the border? Evidence from post-independence Kosovo. Journal of Development Studies, 48 (8). pp. 1108-1120. ISSN 0022-0388

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2012.658377

Abstract

Does an extra year of schooling augment one’s propensity to migrate? In a naive regression, which does not account for the potential reverse causality and omitted variables, the coefficient of education is likely to be biased. To deal with the problems of endogeneity, we use parental education as an instrument for own education. The data come from a survey on preparedness to emigrate from Kosovo, carried out in the summer of 2008. Two-stage residual inclusion multinomial probit results suggest that an extra year of education increases the probability of taking concrete steps to realise migration intentions by up to 9 percentage points.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:schooling, border, post-independence, Kosovo
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
ID Code:17301
Deposited By: Dr A. Ivlevs
Deposited On:20 Sep 2012 15:54
Last Modified:27 Jun 2014 09:28

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