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The Savings Behavior of Temporary and Permanent Migrants in Germany

Bauer, Thomas; Sinning, Mathias


This paper examines the relative savings position of migrant households in West Germany paying particular attention to differences between temporary and permanent migrants. Our findings reveal significant differences in the savings rates between German natives and immigrants. If remittances are treated as savings, however, migrants who intend to return to their home country save significantly more than comparable natives. The results of a decomposition analysis indicate that slightly more than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0306-z


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