Quotation Bellak, Christian, Leibrecht, Markus, Liebensteiner, Mario. 2014. Short-term Labor Migration from the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation. Journal of Development Studies 50 (3), 349-367.




We explore the determinants of short-term labour migration from Armenia to Russia based on a unique panel dataset. A dynamic switching regression model with endogenous switching is applied. Our evidence pinpoints migration experience, the expected individual income gap from migration, low job opportunities in Armenia and the possibility of diversifying income risks as the most important determinants. Family ties turn out to be insignificant. The hypothetical income gap is about 280 per cent. Several explanations are provided for the fact that some individuals do not migrate in spite of a large income gap.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Development Studies
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title Short-term Labor Migration from the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation
Volume 50
Number 3
Year 2014
Page from 349
Page to 367
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00220388.2013.858125
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2013.858125


Bellak, Christian (Details)
Leibrecht, Markus (Former researcher)
Liebensteiner, Mario (Former researcher)
Department of Economics (Sausgruber) (Details)
Research Institute for Regulatory Economics FI (Details)
Department of Economics (Weiss) (Details)
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