Family size and structure

Family size and structure are micro-level migration drivers that encourage and facilitate migration of some family members to diversify household risk and maximise household income as well as discourage and constrain migration for other family members.

Key studies include Oded & Levhari (1982) on the new economics of labour migration and migration as risk diversification; Gubhaju & De Jong (2009) for quantitative evidence on the importance of individual and household considerations in migration decision-making; and De Jong (2000) on family structure and migration intentions.

Studies listed under this migration driver often refer to the new economics of labour migration (NELM), risk diversification, life cycle factors, and the dynamics of single and dual-earner households.

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"Falling Leaves Return To Their Roots': Taiwanese-Americans Consider Return Migration

Authors S Model
Year 2016
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
Citations (WoS) 1
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1 Journal Article

The New Economics of Labour Migration and the Role of Remittances in the Migration Process

Authors Edward J. Taylor
Year 1999
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Citations (WoS) 357
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2 Journal Article

Determinants of rural out-migration in Ethiopia: Who stays and who goes?

Authors Atsede Desta Tegegne, M Penker
Year 2016
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
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3 Journal Article

Development impacts of migration and remittances on migrant-sending communities: Evidence from Ethiopia

Authors Misgina Asmelash Redehegn, Dingqiang Sun, Aseres Mamo Eshete, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 1
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4 Journal Article

The New Economics of the Brain Drain

Authors O. Stark
Year 2005
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5 Working Paper

Determinants of family migration: short moves vs. long moves

Authors Satu Nivalainen
Year 2004
Journal Name JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
Citations (WoS) 78
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6 Journal Article

Masculinity, Reproductive Labour, and Transnational Families

Authors Francesca Scrinzi, Ester Gallo
Book Title Migration, Masculinities and Reproductive Labour
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7 Book Chapter

When Minority Labor Migrants Meet the Welfare State

Authors B Bratsberg, O Raaum, K Roed
Year 2010
Journal Name JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS
Citations (WoS) 35
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8 Journal Article

Migration and incomes in source communities: A new economics of migration perspective from China

Authors JE Taylor, S Rozelle, A de Brauw
Year 2003
Journal Name ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE
Citations (WoS) 209
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9 Journal Article

Migration, Risk, and Uncertainty: Theoretical Perspectives

Authors Allan Williams, Balaz
Year 2012
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
Citations (WoS) 51
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10 Journal Article

Causality Chains in the International Migration Systems Approach

Authors Roel Jennissen
Year 2007
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 29
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11 Journal Article

Racial differences in household wealth: Beyond Black and White

Authors Lori Ann Campbell, Robert L. Kaufman
Year 2006
Journal Name RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY
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12 Journal Article

Comment on "migration and incomes in source communities: A new economics of migration perspective from China"

Authors O Stark
Year 2005
Journal Name ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CHANGE
Citations (WoS) 1
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13 Journal Article

Housing and Wealth Inequality: Racial-Ethnic Differences in Home Equity in the United States

Authors Lauren Joy Krivo, Robert L. Kaufman
Year 2004
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
Citations (WoS) 100
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14 Journal Article

Rural out-migration in the drought prone areas of Ethiopia: A multilevel analysis

Authors M Ezra, GE Kiros
Year 2001
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 71
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15 Journal Article

Migration intentions and behavior: Decision making in a rural Philippine province

Authors Gordon F. De Jong, Brenda Davis Root, Robert W. Gardner, ...
Year 1985
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
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16 Journal Article

The analysis of economic integration of Polish migrants in Irish rural areas in the period of eeconomic prosperity from 2004 to 2007

Authors Natalia Galica-Orzechowska
Year 2011
Journal Name Studia Migracyjne - Przegląd Polonijny
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17 Journal Article

Processes of Internal and International Migration from Chitwan, Nepal

Authors Pratikshya Bohra, DS Massey
Year 2009
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 39
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18 Journal Article

Birds of a Feather: Social Bases of Neighborhood Formation in Newark, New Jersey, 1880

Authors Logan, Hyoung-jin Shin
Year 2016
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
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19 Journal Article

Immigrants and Demography

Year 2015
Book Title Handbook of the Economics of International Migration
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20 Book Chapter

Declining Segregation of Same-Sex Partners: Evidence from Census 2000 and 2010

Authors Amy L. Spring
Year 2013
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 23
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21 Journal Article

Local economic opportunity and the competing risks of internal and US migration in Zacatecas, Mexico

Authors DP Lindstrom, N Lauster
Year 2001
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW
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22 Journal Article

Neighbours Helping Neighbours in Multi-ethnic Context

Authors E Fong, Feng Hou
Year 2017
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
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23 Journal Article

The new 'diaspora trap' framework: Explaining return migration from South Africa to Zimbabwe beyond the 'failure-success' framework

Authors Divane Nzima, Philani Moyo
Year 2017
Journal Name MIGRATION LETTERS
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24 Journal Article

Return Migration by German Guestworkers: Neoclassical versus New Economic Theories

Authors Amelie Constant, Douglas S. Massey
Year 2002
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Citations (WoS) 159
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25 Journal Article

Buying membership in the transnational community:migrant remittances, social status, and assimilation

Authors Mariano Sana
Year 2005
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 31
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26 Journal Article

Mexican Seasonal Migration to Canada and Development: A Community-based Comparison

Authors Tanya Basok
Year 2003
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Citations (WoS) 29
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27 Journal Article

Return Migration as Failure or Success? The Determinants of Return Migration Intentions Among Moroccan Migrants in Europe

Authors Hein de Haas, T Fokkema, Mohamed Fassi Fihri
Year 2015
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
Citations (WoS) 31
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28 Journal Article

Migration and Development: A Theoretical Perspective

Authors Hein de Haas
Year 2010
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 403
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29 Journal Article

Do Rainfall Deficits Predict U.S.-Bound Migration from Rural Mexico? Evidence from the Mexican Census

Authors Raphael J. Nawrotzki, Fernando Riosmena, Lori M. Hunter
Year 2013
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 51
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30 Journal Article

Rethinking Visiting Friends and Relatives Mobilities

Authors Hania Janta, Allan Williams, Scott A. Cohen
Year 2015
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
Citations (WoS) 32
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31 Journal Article

A Missing Element in Migration Theories

Authors DS Massey
Year 2015
Journal Name MIGRATION LETTERS
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32 Journal Article

Conclusion: The Returns from Theory and a New Approach to Home

Authors Alistair Hunter
Book Title Retirement Home? Ageing Migrant Workers in France and the Question of Return
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33 Book Chapter

Why do migrants return to poor countries? Evidence from Philippine migrants' responses to exchange rate shocks

Authors Dean Yang
Year 2006
Journal Name REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
Citations (WoS) 71
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34 Journal Article

Population subgroups responsible for new urbanization and suburbanization in Estonia

Authors T Kontuly, T Tammaru
Year 2006
Journal Name EUROPEAN URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 23
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35 Journal Article

Editor’s Introduction

Authors Lori M. Hunter
Year 2011
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
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36 Journal Article

The fiscal impact of immigration to welfare states of the Scandinavian type

Authors Marianne Frank Hansen, T Tranaes, Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen
Year 2017
Journal Name JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS
Citations (WoS) 1
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37 Journal Article

Housing Cost Burden and New Lawful Immigrants in the United States

Authors Eileen Diaz McConnell, Ilana Redstone Akresh
Year 2010
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 8
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38 Journal Article

Children and the Elderly: Wealth Inequality Among America's Dependents

Authors Christina Gibson-Davis, Christine Percheski
Year 2018
Journal Name DEMOGRAPHY
Citations (WoS) 3
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39 Journal Article

Migration and mobility on the Amazon frontier

Authors Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Erin O. Sills, Katrina Mullan
Year 2013
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 14
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40 Journal Article

Does Out-migration Reshape Rural Households' Livelihood Capitals in the Source Communities? Recent Evidence from Western China

Authors Cong Li, MW Feldman, Shuzhuo Li, ...
Year 2012
Journal Name ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL
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41 Journal Article

Introduction: understanding the links between population dynamics and climate change

Authors Adrian C. Hayes, Susana B. Adamo
Year 2014
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 1
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42 Journal Article

Ethnicity at the Individual and Neighborhood Level as an Explanation for Moving Out of the Neighborhood

Authors Karina Schaake, Jack Burgers, Clara H. Mulder
Year 2010
Journal Name POPULATION RESEARCH AND POLICY REVIEW
Citations (WoS) 14
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43 Journal Article

Political power beyond the State: problematics of government

Authors Nikolas Rose, Peter Miller
Year 2010
Journal Name BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY
Citations (WoS) 139
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44 Journal Article

Climate variability and migration in the Philippines

Authors Pratikshya Bohra-Mishra, Shuaizhang Feng, Michael Oppenheimer, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENT
Citations (WoS) 2
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45 Journal Article

Individual versus Household Migration Decision Rules: Gender and Marital Status Differences in Intentions to Migrate in South Africa

Authors Bina Gubhaju, Gordon F. De Jong
Year 2009
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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46 Journal Article

The Temporary Nature of Ukrainian Migration: Definitions, Determinants and Consequences

Authors Marta Kindler, Agata Górny
Book Title Ukrainian Migration to the European Union
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47 Book Chapter
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