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International Migration, the Brain Drain and Poverty:A Cross Country Analysis

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  • Cristina Cattaneo

    (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, University of Sussex and LIUC.)

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The 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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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 212.

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Length: pages 31
Date of creation: Jan 2008
Date of revision: Jan 2008
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp212

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Keywords: International Migration; Migration Network; Brain Drain; Poverty.;

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  1. Grossmann, Volker & Stadelmann, David, 2010. "Wage Effects of High-skilled Migration: International Evidence," FSES Working Papers 415, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland.
  2. Nguyen, Cuong & van den Berg, Marrit & Lensink, Robert, 2009. "The Impact of International Remittances on Income, Work Efforts, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Vietnam," MPRA Paper 50313, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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