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The Economic Impact of Migration: A Survey

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  • Stephen Drinkwater

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    (University of Surrey)

  • Paul Levine

    (University of Surrey)

  • Emanuela Lotti

    (University of Surrey)

  • Joseph Pearlman

    (London Guildhall University)

Abstract

This survey reviews both theoretical and empirical papers that examine the economic effects of labour mobility with a particular reference to intra-European migration. We address three broad sets of issues: Firstly, the effect that immigration has on the host country's labour market. Although the possible adverse effects that immigration can have on the wage and employment levels of natives are typically examined,immigration may also have a role to play in raising skill levels. This leads to the second broad issue: the effect of migration of a particular skill composition on the long-term (endogenous) growth of the host country. Finally, immigration can have a major economic impact on the source country. These effects can either be positive or negative depending on the interplay between the effects of growth, remittances and the brain drain.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Surrey in its series School of Economics Discussion Papers with number 0103.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Keywords: migration; factor mobility; economic growth; immigration surplus;

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