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Human Capital Accumulation, Social Mobility and Migrations

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  • Alberto Pozzolo

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This paper studies the effects of migrations on growth and income distribution when social mobility is imperfect. Workers migrate in response to differences in expected wages between home and a foreign country, but their choice depends also whether they qualified themselves as skilled workers by accumulating human capital or not. Such an activity has a cost, which depends on each agent's family background: sons of skilled workers have lower human capital accumulation costs. The effects of labour migrations on per capita income depend only on the degree of social mobility: if there is a difference in the cost of accumulating human capital for the sons of educated and non-educated people, migrations reduce total earnings of unskilled workers in the receiving country, and increase those of skilled workers. Copyright Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1999.

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Volume (Year): 13 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 647-673

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