For some time we have been concerned with the use of the concept of culture in the economics migration literature and in our own work. Migrants, the places they leave and the places they go, are complex elements that are linked in multiple and multidimensional ways. Yet in our search for simple models, we often summarize this information in single categorical variables such as country of origin, just as in the discrimination literature we often summarize the differences in gender or ethnic/racial achievements solely by a shift in the intercept. Occam's razor is sometimes too sharp.
(2010), "Preface", Epstein, G. and Gang, I. (Ed.) Migration and Culture (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. xxvii-xxviii. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-8715(2010)0000008006Download as .RIS
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