The fertility impact of mass return migration
04 October 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Return migration is common, yet identifying its impact is difficult because of selection and confounding factors in destination and source countries. This seminar uses a unique example from Portugal to examine the issue.
Room G0255-59 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0NU
A unique natural experiment – the Portuguese revolution of 1974 – triggered a mass exodus of colonists from the former overseas territories.
Combining a new municipal panel from several archival sources for Portugal between 1940 and 1990, Velichka Dimitrova (University of Warwick) has studied the fertility impact of return migration using event study and instrumental variable methodologies. As an instrument, she uses historical outward migration to overseas territories, while controlling for total emigration.
This hybrid-format event will be particularly useful for academics and policy-makers in the field.
- Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)
- Quantitative Social Science (QSS)
- QSS and CLS Seminar series
- UCL Social Research Institute
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About the Speaker
at University of Warwick
Velichka Dimitrova is an applied microeconomist working on health economics, population economics, and economic history.