Migrant-family background and subjective well-being: Evidence using Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition

Migration Letters

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Title Migrant-family background and subjective well-being: Evidence using Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
 
Creator Beja, Edsel L
 
Subject Social Sciences; Economics
Migration; subjective well-being; decomposition
 
Description The paper examines the subjective well-being of individuals with migrant-family background and individuals with no migrant-family background. The subjective well-being of the former group is on average lowerthan thelatter group. Blinder-Oaxaca decompositionfinds that thegap in their subjective well-being is not explainedby differences in socioeconomic profile and socialcontext.Rather thegap ismainly due tothe unexplained componentof theanalysis, which the paperinterpretsintwoways.First,theunexplainedcomponentrepresentsthelatent social biases against individualswithmigrant heritage.Second,the unexplained component also represents the overall effect ofpersonality, attitude, and migrant culture on the subjective well-being of individuals with migrant heritage.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor Ateneo de Manila University
 
Date 2018-07-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/1113
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 3 (2018); 399-408
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/1113/714
 

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