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Selective immigration policies, migrants' education and welfare at origin

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  • Bertoli, Simone
  • Brücker, Herbert

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Destination countries are progressively shifting towards selective immigration policies. These can e ectively increase migrants' average education even if one allows for endogenous schooling decisions and education policies at origin. Still, more selective immigration policies reduce social welfare at origin.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8196.

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Keywords: education policies; international migration; selective immigration policies; social welfare;

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  1. Bertoli, Simone & Rapoport, Hillel, 2013. "Heaven's Swing Door: Endogenous Skills, Migration Networks and the Effectiveness of Quality-Selective Immigration Policies," IZA Discussion Papers 7749, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Oloufade, Djoulassi K. & Pongou, Roland, 2012. "Dual Citizenship Institution: A Pareto Improvement?," MPRA Paper 40705, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2012.
  3. Slobodan Djajic & Michael S. Michael, 2014. "International Migration of Skilled Workers with Endogenous Policies," CESifo Working Paper Series 4748, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Djajić, Slobodan & Michael, Michael S. & Vinogradova, Alexandra, 2012. "Migration of skilled workers: Policy interaction between host and source countries," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(11), pages 1015-1024.
  5. Vikhrov Dmytro, 2013. "Welfare Effects of Labor Migration," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp491, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Prague.

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