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Spaniards in the wider World

Marcén, Miriam and Bellido, Héctor (2015): Spaniards in the wider World.


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This paper examines the relationship between the education level of Spanish emigrants and their country of destination. Since Spanish emigrants were born under the same laws, economic conditions, 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 that receive Spanish emigrants. Results suggest that more educated Spanish emigrants are more likely to live in more remote countries, with lower unemployment rates, and where the official language is English.

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