Jellal, Mohamed and wolff, François charles (2003): International migration and human capital formation. Published in: Economics Bulletin No. Vol. 15, No. 10 pp. 1−8
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We consider a model of international migration with heterogeneity in the skill level of workers which accounts for country−specific educational investment, unemployment expectations and return to the origin country. We prove that migrants invest less than natives in human capital formation because of return migration, so that migrants are more likely to be unemployed and to have flatter earnings profiles.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||International migration and human capital formation|
|Keywords:||International migration, return migration, human capital formation|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor
|Depositing User:||Mohamed Jellal|
|Date Deposited:||28. Apr 2012 15:15|
|Last Modified:||17. Feb 2013 18:51|
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