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Guest-Worker Migration, Human Capital and Fertility

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  • Leonid V. Azarnert

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This work focuses on a temporary guest-worker-type migration of individuals from the middle class of the wealth distribution. The article demonstrates that the possibility of a low-skilled guest-worker employment in a higher wage foreign country lowers the relative attractiveness of the skilled employment in the home country. Thus it prevents a fraction of individuals from acquiring human capital. Therefore, even if all individuals who acquired education remain in the home country, the actual number of educated workers in the source economy decreases, and the aggregate level of human capital in this economy would thus be negatively affected.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 3429.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3429

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Keywords: migration; human capital; fertility; brain drain; economic growth;

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  1. Sona Schovankova, 2013. "Determinants of the Spatial Distribution of Foreign Empolyees on Different Skilled Positions: The Case of the Czech Republic," DANUBE: Law and Economics Review, European Association Comenius - EACO, issue 2, pages 115-139, June.
  2. Leonid V. Azarnert, 2014. "Agricultural Exports, Tariffs and Growth," CESifo Working Paper Series 4583, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Etkes, Haggay, 2011. "The impact of employment in Israel on the Palestinian labor force (2005–08)," MPRA Paper 34681, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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