September 2006

IZA DP No. 2300: Human Capital and Ethnic Self-Identification of Migrants

Laura V Zimmermann, Liliya Gataullina, Amelie F. Constant, Klaus F. Zimmermann

published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 98 (3), 235-239

The paper investigates the role of human capital for migrants' ethnic ties towards their home and host countries. Pre-migration characteristics dominate ethnic self-identification. Human capital acquired in the host country does not affect the attachment to the receiving country.