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Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey.

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This study explores the extent to which migration has contributed to improved living standards of individuals in Tanzania. Using longitudinal data on individuals, the authors estimate the impact of migration on consumption growth between 1991 and 2004. The analysis addresses concerns about heterogeneity and unobservable factors correlated with both income changes and the decision to migrate. The findings show that migration adds 36 percentage points to consumption growth, during a period of c...

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10.1162/REST_a_00105
Publisher:
MIT Press
Journal:
Review of Economics and Statistics More from this journal
Volume:
93
Issue:
3
Pages:
1010 - 1033
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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ISSN:
0034-6535
Language:
English
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uuid:1b2c75d1-92b6-45bc-a451-8cc88fa74ba7
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15227
Deposit date:
2011-11-02

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