Return Migration, Human Capital Formation and Labour Market Performance upon return: the Albanian case



The empirical part of our analysis is structured as following: First we test whether there is a
wage premium upon return using a Heckman two stage regression. Secondly, we check
whether the length of the period spent abroad might on one hand mean higher skills and thus
better chances to find a well-paid job, and on the other hand it might loosen the ties with
networks in the home labour market and diminish the probability to find a well-paid job upon
return. Third, we look at the labour market performance, in terms of employment and
occupational upgrading counting for different spells of migration and how this choice might
influence migrants’ performance on the local labour market.

The main aim of this project is to analyse the potential benefits of return migration to a source
country, in this case Albania, where the focus is given to human capital formation and
performance in the labour market upon return.
KurztitelReturn Migration in Albania
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende1/01/1131/12/11

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