Return migration in Italy: what do we know?
AbstractReturn migration is the positive counterpart of brain drain. Human capital accumulation increases in a country if skilled agents go back home after a period spent working abroad. Effects of brain drain in Italy could be negative as highly skilled migrants decide not to come back to their native country. Our simple model shows that if preference for home consumption is balanced by career opportunities and life-style conditions, agents leave Italy and prefer to remain abroad. Data support and policy implications are provided.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Catania, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods in its series DEMQ Working Paper Series with number 2010/1.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2010
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Return migration; brain drain.;
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- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-ALL-2011-04-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-HRM-2011-04-30 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-MIG-2011-04-30 (Economics of Human Migration)
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- Alessio Biondo, 2012. "What’s up after brain drain? Sometimes, somewhere, someone comes back: a general model of return migration," International Review of Economics, Springer, vol. 59(3), pages 269-284, September.
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