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The economic impact of migration: a survey

The economic impact of migration: a survey
The economic impact of migration: a survey
This survey reviews both theoretical and empirical papers that examine the economic effects of labour mobility. We address three broad sets of issues: firstly, the effect that immigration has on the host country's labour market. Although the possible adverse effects that immigration can have on the wage and employment levels of natives are typically examined, immigration may also have a role to play in raising skill levels. This leads to the second broad issue: the effect of migration of a particular skill composition on the long-term (endogenous) growth of the host country. Finally, immigration can have a major economic impact on the source country. These effects can either be positive or negative depending on the interplay between the effects of growth, remittances and the brain drain.

Drinkwater, Stephen
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Levine, Paul
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Lotti, Emanuela
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Drinkwater, Stephen
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Lotti, Emanuela
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Drinkwater, Stephen, Levine, Paul, Lotti, Emanuela and Pearlman, Joseph (2003) The economic impact of migration: a survey. International Journal for Economic Development, 5 (2).

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This survey reviews both theoretical and empirical papers that examine the economic effects of labour mobility. We address three broad sets of issues: firstly, the effect that immigration has on the host country's labour market. Although the possible adverse effects that immigration can have on the wage and employment levels of natives are typically examined, immigration may also have a role to play in raising skill levels. This leads to the second broad issue: the effect of migration of a particular skill composition on the long-term (endogenous) growth of the host country. Finally, immigration can have a major economic impact on the source country. These effects can either be positive or negative depending on the interplay between the effects of growth, remittances and the brain drain.

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Published date: 2003

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Local EPrints ID: 174541
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/174541
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Date deposited: 14 Feb 2011 13:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:11

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Author: Stephen Drinkwater
Author: Paul Levine
Author: Emanuela Lotti
Author: Joseph Pearlman

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