International Migration, the Brain Drain and Poverty:A Cross Country Analysis
AbstractThe aim of the paper is threefold. First it empirically investigates the effect of international migration on poverty in origin countries, using data from a cross country analysis. Second it investigates the specific part of the income distribution from which migrants are drawn from, by comparing the effect of international migration on different income quintiles of the population. Finally it casts some light upon the implications of the brain drain on poverty. To capture the level of international migration, a variable is computed from a new data set, personally constructed, which contains bi-lateral information on the number of migrants produced by 149 origin nations and resident in 23 OECD destinations.
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- Cristina Cattaneo, 2009. "International Migration, the Brain Drain and Poverty: A Cross-country Analysis," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 32(8), pages 1180-1202, 08.
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty
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