Migration, human capital accumulation and economic development

Di Maria, Corrado and Stryszowski, Piotr (2009) Migration, human capital accumulation and economic development. Journal of Development Economics, 90 (2). pp. 306-313. ISSN 0304-3878

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Abstract

We study how the possibility of migration changes the composition of human capital in sending countries, and how this affects development. In our model, growth is driven by productivity growth, which occurs via imitation or innovation. Both activities use the same types of skilled labour as input, albeit with different intensities. Heterogenous agents accumulate skills in response to economic incentives. Migration distorts these incentives, and the accumulation of human capital. This slows down, or even hinders, economic development. The effect is stronger, the farther away the country is from the technological frontier.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: education,migration,human capital,economic growth
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 14:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44404
DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2008.06.008

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