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The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making : evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments (English)

This paper studies how migration from a poor to a rich country affects key economic beliefs, preference parameters, and transnational household decision-making efficiency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7848 OCT 03, 2016

Gibson,John; Mckenzie,David J.; Rohorua,Halahingano; Stillman,Steven Disclosed

The long-term impacts of international migration : evidence from a lottery (English)

This study examines the long-term impacts of international migration by comparing immigrants who had successful ballot entries in a migration lottery program, and first moved almost a decade ago, with people who had unsuccessful entries into those same ballots. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7495 NOV 16, 2015

Gibson,John; Mckenzie,David J.; Rohorua,Halahingano; Stillman,Steven Disclosed

The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program, conducted in 2002 in Tonga. ... See More +

Brief 81506 AUG 14, 2013

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

Migration and mental health : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Migration and mental health : evidence from a natural experiment, began in the year 2002 in Tonga. ... See More +

Brief 81393 AUG 14, 2013

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

The impact of immigration on child health : experimental evidence from a migration lottery program (English)

This paper uses a unique survey designed by the authors to compare migrant children who enter New Zealand through a random ballot with children in the home country of Tonga whose families were unsuccessful participants in the same ballots. ... See More +

Journal Article 100269 JAN 01, 2012

Stillman,Steven; Gibson,Alan John; Mckenzie,David J. Disclosed

Accounting for selectivity and duration-dependent heterogeneity when estimating the impact of emigration on incomes and poverty in sending areas (English)

The impacts of international emigration and remittances on incomes and poverty in sending areas are increasingly studied with household survey data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5268 APR 01, 2010

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery (English)

We use a migration lottery program to overcome the double selectivity problems posed by migration. We compare a wide range of outcomes for the remaining household members of Tongan emigrants with those of members of similar households who were unsuccessful in the lottery, with the policy rules determining which household members can move. ... See More +

Working Paper 94664 MAR 30, 2010

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program (English)

The impacts of international migration on development in the sending countries, and especially the effects on remaining household members, are increasingly studied. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4956 JUN 01, 2009

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

How important is selection ? Experimental versus non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration (English)

Measuring the gain in income from migration is complicated by non-random selection of migrants from the general population, making it difficult to obtain an appropriate comparison group of non-migrants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3906 MAY 01, 2006

McKenzie, David; Gibson, John; Stillman, Steven Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making : evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7848 Policy Research Working Paper
The long-term impacts of international migration : evidence from a lottery (English)
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NOV 16, 2015 WPS7495 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81506 Brief
Migration and mental health : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81393 Brief
The impact of immigration on child health : experimental evidence from a migration lottery program (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 100269 Journal Article
Accounting for selectivity and duration-dependent heterogeneity when estimating the impact of emigration on incomes and poverty in sending areas (English)
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APR 01, 2010 WPS5268 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery (English)
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MAR 30, 2010 94664 Working Paper
The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4956 Policy Research Working Paper
How important is selection ? Experimental versus non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3906 Policy Research Working Paper