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The economie impact of immigration for the host countries

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  • Xavier Chojnicki

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In this paper, we will investigate the economic consequences of immigration for the host countries. Recently, the debate has been centered on the role of immigration in the process of aging. A priori, the immigration of workers is likely to affect the economic situation of the host country in multiple ways, both positive and negative. Most studies focused on the labor market reveal a weak net gain of immigration whose distribution depends on the skill structure of immigrants and domestic labor force. Empirical studies show that past immigration had only a weak impact on native wages and unemployment rate. The net effects on welfare benefits are not clear and are related to the composition of migrant flows. Studies analyzing the relations between the labor force migrations and the dynamics of growth of the concerned areas put forward different mechanisms according to whether one uses exogenous or endogenous growth models. However, whatever the theoretical framework considered, the immigrants’ skills will be the determinant variable.

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Article provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its journal Brussels economic review.

Volume (Year): 47 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 9-28

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Handle: RePEc:bxr:bxrceb:y:2004:v:47:i:1:p:9-28

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Keywords: International Migration; Geographie Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers;

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Cited by:
  1. Xavier Chojnicki & Lionel Ragot, 2011. "Impacts of Immigration on Aging Welfare-State An Applied General Equilibrium Model for France," Working Papers hal-01017195, HAL.
  2. Paweł Kaczmarczyk, 2013. "Are immigrants a burden for the state budget? Review paper," RSCAS Working Papers, European University Institute 2013/79, European University Institute.
  3. Dobra, Alexandra, 2009. "Principal concerns concentrating on the costs and benefits of immigration in developed countries," MPRA Paper 16817, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Dobra, Alexandra, 2009. "Identifying the key issues focusing on the costs and benefits of immigration in developed countries," MPRA Paper 16806, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Wadensjö, Eskil, 2007. "Migration to Sweden from the New EU Member States," IZA Discussion Papers 3190, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. d'Albis, Hippolyte & Boubtane, Ekrame & Coulibaly, Dramane, 2013. "Immigration Policy and Macroeconomic Performances in France," MPRA Paper 50749, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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