DP4617 The Influence of Others on Migration Plans
|Author(s):||Gil S Epstein, Ira Gang|
|Publication Date:||September 2004|
|Keyword(s):||herd effects, influence, locational choice, migration, networks|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4617|
The willingness to migrate and locational choice may be influenced by others’ choices or plans, particularly if the ‘other people’, such as family and friends, are migrants, former migrants, or potential migrants themselves. We examine the roles ‘other people’ play in influencing an individual’s potential migration decision. In analysing the influence of others on migration decisions, we rely on the concepts of migration networks and herd effects.