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Migration Impact Assessment: A Review of Evidence-Based Findings

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  • Peter Nijkamp

    (Department of Spatial Economics, VU University Amsterdam A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan)

Abstract

This paper aims to introduce Migration Impact Assessment (MIA) as a new methodological tool to estimate the socio-economic impacts of migrants on local, regional or national economies. Two approaches are presented here, viz. empirical macro studies and meta-analytical studies. The overall results suggest a modestly positive impact of migration on the economies of host countries or regions.

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  • Peter Nijkamp, 2012. "Migration Impact Assessment: A Review of Evidence-Based Findings," Review of Economic Analysis, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, vol. 4(2), pages 179-208, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ren:journl:v:4:y:2012:i:2:p:179-208
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    Keywords

    migration impact assessment; meta-analysis; diversity; labour market; wages; employment; convergence;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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