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Measuring Skilled Emigration Rates: The Case of Small States

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  • Docquier, Frédéric

    () (Université catholique de Louvain)

  • Schiff, Maurice

    () (World Bank)

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Recent changes in information and communication technologies (ICT) have contributed to a dramatic increase in the integration and interdependence of countries, markets and people. This paper focuses on an increasingly important aspect of globalization, the international movement of people, with emphasis on the mobility of skilled people. This issue is of great concern for the many small states that experience huge brain drain levels.

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  • Docquier, Frédéric & Schiff, Maurice, 2008. "Measuring Skilled Emigration Rates: The Case of Small States," IZA Discussion Papers 3388, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    1. Schiff, Maurice & Wang, Yanling, 2017. "North-South Trade, Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth: Are Small States Different?," GLO Discussion Paper Series 79, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    2. Guillermina Jasso, 2009. "Ethnicity and the immigration of highly skilled workers to the United States," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 30(1/2), pages 26-42, March.

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    Keywords

    migration; skilled; brain drain; small states; evidence;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration

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