Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment

creativeworkseries.issn 1564-698X Batista, Catia Vicente, Pedro C. 2013-05-20T20:36:51Z 2013-05-20T20:36:51Z 2011-01-30
dc.description.abstract Can international migration promote better institutions at home by raising the demand for political accountability? A behavioral measure of the population's desire for better governance was designed to examine this question. A postcard was distributed to households promising that if enough postcards were mailed back, results from a survey module on perceived corruption would be published in the national media. Data from a tailored household survey were used to examine the determinants of this behavioral measure of demand for political accountability (undertaking the costly action of mailing the postcard) and to isolate the positive effect of international emigration using locality-level variation. The estimated effects are robust to the use of instrumental variables, including past migration and macro shocks in the destination countries. The estimated effects can be attributed mainly to migrants who emigrated to countries with better governance, especially migrants who return home. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject brain drain
dc.subject citizens
dc.subject countries of origin
dc.subject democracy
dc.subject developing countries
dc.subject economic freedom
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject family structure
dc.subject Global Poverty
dc.subject human capital
dc.subject international migration
dc.subject international trade
dc.subject local authorities
dc.subject migrant
dc.subject Migrants
dc.subject political change
dc.subject public services
dc.subject remittances
dc.subject return migration
dc.subject Social Research
dc.title Do Migrants Improve Governance at Home? Evidence from a Voting Experiment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2012-07-30
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.journal.nbpages 77-104
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Cape Verde
okr.topic Communities and Human Settlements :: Human Migrations & Resettlements
okr.topic Culture and Development :: Anthropology
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Banks & Banking Reform
okr.topic Governance :: Governance Indicators
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: International Migration
okr.topic Social Development :: Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement
okr.volume 25(1)
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relation.isJournalOfPublication c41eae2f-cf94-449d-86b7-f062aebe893f
relation.isJournalVolumeOfPublication e0142101-3f2f-4335-8ea0-6dbed470dc64
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