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Un’analisi empirica del brain drain per i paesi del Nord Africa verso i principali paesi Europei


  • Romano Piras
  • Anass Bensaid


L’obiettivo principale di questo lavoro è quello di capire quali siano i principali fattori che determinano le migrazioni degli individui maggiormente istruiti da alcuni paesi della sponda Sud del Mediterraneo, verso i principali paesi europei. I nostri risultati confermano le conclusioni raggiunte dai piu recenti lavori empirici sulle migrazioni qualificate internazionali. In particolare viene evidenziato che i differenziali di reddito, i tassi di disoccupazione, i precedenti legami coloniali e la lingua comune, nonché la spesa sociale e la popolazione nei paesi di destinazione influenzano in maniera decisiva il tasso migratorio degli individui altamente qualificati. Contrariamente alle aspettative, né la distanza geografica, né gli effetti di network appaiono influenzare i flussi migratori qualificati.

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  • Romano Piras & Anass Bensaid, 2011. "Un’analisi empirica del brain drain per i paesi del Nord Africa verso i principali paesi Europei," SCIENZE REGIONALI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2011(1), pages 81-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:scresc:v:html10.3280/scre2011-001004

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    Migrazioni internazionali; mobilita geografica; brain drain;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population


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