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Selective Immigration Policies, Migrants' Education and Welfare at Origin

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  • Bertoli, Simone

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    (CERDI, University of Auvergne)

  • Brücker, Herbert

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

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Destination countries are progressively shifting towards selective immigration policies. These can effectively 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 Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5395.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2011, 113 (1), 19-22
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Keywords: education policies; selective immigration policies; international migration; social welfare;

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  1. Djajić, Slobodan & Michael, Michael S. & Vinogradova, Alexandra, 2012. "Migration of skilled workers: Policy interaction between host and source countries," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 96(11), pages 1015-1024.
  2. Slobodan Djajić & Michael S. Michael, 2014. "International Migration of Skilled Workers with Endogenous Policies," IHEID Working Papers, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies 09-2014, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies.
  3. Simone Bertoli & Hillel Rapoport, 2013. "Heaven's Swing Door: Endogenous skills, migration networks and the effectiveness of quality-selective immigration policies," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 1330, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  4. Vikhrov Dmytro, 2013. "Welfare Effects of Labor Migration," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp491, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Prague.
  5. Oloufade, Djoulassi K. & Pongou, Roland, 2012. "Dual Citizenship Institution: A Pareto Improvement?," MPRA Paper 40705, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2012.

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