Migration and human capital in an endogenous fertility model
AbstractWhat is the impact of high-skilled emigration on fertility and human capital in migrants’ origin countries? This question is analyzed within an overlapping generations model where parents choose to finance higher education to a certain number of their children. It follows that families are composed of high- and low-skilled children who may both emigrate with a certain probability when they reach adulthood. It is found that a brain drain leads to a change in children’s skill composition, with parents choosing to provide higher education to a larger number of their children. A calibration of the model suggests that, following a brain drain, the additional children benefiting from higher education might in the long run compensate for the loss of high-educated workers and lead to a brain gain.
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- Luca MARCHIORI & Patrice PIERETTI & Benteng ZOU, 2010. "Migration and Human Capital in an Endogenous Fertility Model," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 97-98, pages 187-205.
- Luca Marchiori & Patrice Pieretti & Benteng Zou, 2008. "Migration and human capital in an endogenous fertility model," Working Papers 409, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-LAB-2010-01-10 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2010-01-10 (Economics of Human Migration)
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