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Network Effects in International Migration: Education versus Gender

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  • Michel Beine

    (CREA, University of Luxembourg, IRES, CREAM and CES-Ifo)

  • Sara Salomone

    (IRES, Université catholique de Louvain and Tor Vergata University)

Abstract

This paper analyzes the impact of networks on the structure of international migration flows. In particular, we investigate whether diaspora externalities are dif- ferent across education levels and gender. Using new data including both dimensions, we analyze the respective impact of networks on the proportion of each category of migrant. Therefore, in contrast to the preceding literature on macro determinants of international migration, we can identify the factors that influence the selection in terms skills and in terms of gender. We find that network effects vary by education level but not by gender.

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  • Michel Beine & Sara Salomone, 2011. "Network Effects in International Migration: Education versus Gender," DEM Discussion Paper Series 11-08, Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg.
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    Keywords

    Migration; Human capital; network/diaspora externalities; Gender;
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    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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