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dc.contributor.authorBARRETT, ALAN
dc.contributor.authorMOSCA, IRENE
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-15T12:39:02Z
dc.date.available2013-11-15T12:39:02Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationBarrett, Alan; Mosca, Irene, The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants, Journal of Population Economics, 26, 2, 2013, 483 - 506en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/67619
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractWithin the economics literature, the 'psychic costs' of migration have been incorporated into theoretical models since Sjaastad (J Polit Econ 70:80-93, 1962). However, the existence of such costs has rarely been investigated in empirical papers. In this paper, we look at the psychic costs of migration by using alcohol problems as an indicator. Rather than comparing immigrants and natives, we look at the native-born in a single country and compare those who have lived away for a period of their lives and those who have not. We use data from the first wave of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing which is a large, nationally representative sample of older Irish adults. We find that men who lived away are more likely to have suffered from alcohol problems than men who stayed. For women, we again see a higher incidence of alcohol problems for short-term migrants. However, long-term female migrants are less likely to have suffered from alcohol problems. For these women, it seems that migration provided psychic benefits, and this is consistent with findings from other research which showed how migration provided economic independence to this group. The results remain when we adjust for endogeneity and when we use propensity score matching methods.en
dc.format.extent483en
dc.format.extent506en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Population Economics;
dc.relation.ispartofseries26;
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectReturn migrants;en
dc.subjectOlder adultsen
dc.subjectAlcoholismen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.titleThe Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrantsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/moscai
dc.identifier.rssinternalid82888
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