International Migration: A Panel Data Analysis of the Determinants of Emigration from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Authors

  • Burulcha SULAIMANOVA Kyrgyzstan-Turkey “Manas” University
  • Aziz BOSTAN Adnan Menderes University

Keywords:

Emigration, Remittances, Panel Data, Gravity Model, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

Abstract

This study presents empirical evidence on determinants of international migration from the perspective of a source country and applies the gravity model of migration to empirically assess the determinants of emigration from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from 1998 to 2011. The findings of the study unveil that economic factors such as, GDP per capita, real wage(s), value added per worker in agriculture, remittances, exchange rates and demographic factor as amount of labor force influence the emigration decision.

Published

16-10-2019

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