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Spaniards in the wider world: the role of education in the choice of destination country

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  • Bellido Héctor
  • Marcén Miriam
  • Morales Marina

    (Department of Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain)

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This paper examines the relationship between the education level of Spanish emigrants and their destination country. Since Spanish emigrants were born under the same laws and institutions, the differences in their destination countries can be due to dissimilarities in their level of education. To explore this, we use census microdata, covering the period from 2000 to 2007, of 21 countries with Spanish emigrants. Results suggest that with low unemployment rates, English- and Spanish-speaking countries are the most likely to become the host countries for more educated individuals, regardless of their location.

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  • Bellido Héctor & Marcén Miriam & Morales Marina, 2021. "Spaniards in the wider world: the role of education in the choice of destination country," IZA Journal of Development and Migration, Sciendo & Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 12(1), pages 1-27, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:izajdm:v:12:y:2021:i:1:p:27:n:2
    DOI: 10.2478/izajodm-2021-0006
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    education; migration; Spain;
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    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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