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A Sensitivity Analysis of Repeat Migration Attrition in the Study of Migrant Adjustment: The Case of Bangkok

Citation

Yang, Xiushi (1994). A Sensitivity Analysis of Repeat Migration Attrition in the Study of Migrant Adjustment: The Case of Bangkok. Demography, 31(4), 585-92.

Abstract

Studies of migrant adjustment often conclude that results apply only to remaining migrants. This paper examines the potential bias in using the difference between remaining migrants and natives as a measure of migrant adjustment. The results document that differences between remaining migrants and natives contain bias caused by attrition due to repeat migration. Such bias is small, however, and is unlikely to change migrant-native comparisons. Unless one is concerned with details of differences between migrants and natives, it is unnecessary to be concerned about migration attrition bias in drawing conclusions from the observed differences.

URL

https://doi.org/10.2307/2061792

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Yang, Xiushi

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

31

Issue Number

4

Pages

585-92

Reference ID

475