International migration and human capital formation
AbstractWe consider a model of international migration with heterogeneity in the skill level of workers which accounts for country−specific educational investment, unemployment expectations and return to the origin country. We prove that migrants invest less than natives in human capital formation because of return migration, so that migrants are more likely to be unemployed and to have flatter earnings profiles.
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Date of creation: 2003
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International migration; return migration; human capital formation;
Other versions of this item:
- François-Charles Wolff & Mohamed Jellal, 2003. "International migration and human capital formation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 15(10), pages 1-8.
- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
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