International migration and human capital formation
AbstractWe consider a model of international migration with heterogeneity in the skill level of workers which accounts for country-specific educational investment, unemployment expectations and return to the origin country. We prove that migrants invest less than natives in human capital formation because of return migration, so that migrants are more likely to be unemployed and to have flatter earnings profiles.
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Volume (Year): 15 (2003)
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- Jellal, Mohamed & wolff, François charles, 2003. "International migration and human capital formation," MPRA Paper 38423, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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