Decision to emigrate amongst the youth in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Dibeh, Ghassan
dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Marrouch, Walid
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-07T11:19:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-07T11:19:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7985 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5886
dc.description.abstract This article studies the determinants of youth emigration decisions, which is considered one of the main causes of ‘Brain Drain’ in Arab Mediterranean Countries (AMCs). We focus on the case of Lebanon using a unique dataset covering young people aged 15 to 29 from the year 2016. The aim of the article is to identify the profile of youth's propensity to emigrate from Lebanon. The empirical results indicate that youth from non-wealthy backgrounds living in smaller dwellings have a higher propensity to emigrate. It is also found that being male and unemployed has a positive effect on migration. Moreover, university education promotes the willingness to emigrate; while residents of poor regions are more likely to express such willingness. Finally, the article provides some insights for policymakers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Decision to emigrate amongst the youth in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199490150 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200200185 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Migration en_US
dc.article.pages 5-22 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imig.12347 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Dibeh, G., Fakih, A., & Marrouch, W. (2018). Decision to Emigrate amongst the Youth in Lebanon. International Migration, 56, (1), 5-22. en_US
dc.author.email gdibeh@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email walid.marrouch@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imig.12347/full en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8488-6555 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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