The analytics of seasonal migration
Cost of living differential, Cost of separation, Optimal types of migration, Seasonal migration
A framework that yields different possible patterns of migration as optimal solutions to a simple utility maximization problem is presented and explored. It is shown that seasonal migration arises as an optimal endogenous response to a comparison of costs (of living and of separation) and returns (to work) over a set of three alternative options, even if a year-long migration is feasible.
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Stark, O., & Fan, C. S. (2007). The analytics of seasonal migration. Economics Letters, 94(2), 304-312. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2006.10.017