- Replication Package: Self-employment and Migration 1991-2018

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There is a widespread policy view that a lack of job opportunities at home is a key reason for migration, accompanied by suggestions of the need to spend more on creating these opportunities so as to reduce migration. Self-employment is widespread in poor countries, and faced with a lack of existing jobs, providing more opportunities for people to start businesses is a key policy option. But empirical evidence to support this idea is slight, and economic theory offers several reasons why the self-employed may in fact be more likely to migrate. The "Self-employment and Migration", World Development study conducted two sets of analysis: 1) It put together panel surveys from 8 countries to look descriptively at the relationship between self-employment and migration; 2) It re-analyzed 7 randomized experiments that increased self-employment to look at their impacts on migration.

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RPSEM 2018
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English
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Release Date: 
January 22, 2021

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January 22, 2021

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Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank

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World Bank
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Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: World Bank. World - Replication Package: Self-employment and Migration (RPSEM) 1991-2018. Ref: WLD_1991-2018_RPSEM_v01_M. Downloaded from [uri] on [date]. Required Citation for Paper: Giambra, Samuele and David McKenzie (2021) “Self-Employment and Migration”, World Development, 141: article 105362, May 2021.

There is a widespread policy view that a lack of job opportunities at home is a key reason for migration, accompanied by suggestions of the need to spend more on creating these opportunities so as to reduce migration. Self-employment is widespread in poor countries, and faced with a lack of existing jobs, providing more opportunities for people to start businesses is a key policy option. But empirical evidence to support this idea is slight, and economic theory offers several reasons why the self-employed may in fact be more likely to migrate. The "Self-employment and Migration", World Development study conducted two sets of analysis: 1) It put together panel surveys from 8 countries to look descriptively at the relationship between self-employment and migration; 2) It re-analyzed 7 randomized experiments that increased self-employment to look at their impacts on migration.

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Acronym: 
RPSEM 2018
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Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
World Bank
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Publisher Name: 
Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 01 (January 2021)
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Release Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2021
Last Updated Date: 
Friday, January 22, 2021
Questionnaires: 
Derived data, see paper and readme document found under 'Documentation' for sources
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Harvest System ID: 
12009
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Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: World Bank. World - Replication Package: Self-employment and Migration (RPSEM) 1991-2018. Ref: WLD_1991-2018_RPSEM_v01_M. Downloaded from [uri] on [date]. Required Citation for Paper: Giambra, Samuele and David McKenzie (2021) “Self-Employment and Migration”, World Development, 141: article 105362, May 2021.
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