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Title:The demand for high-skilled workers and immigration policy PDF Logo
Authors:Bauer, Thomas K.
Kunze, Astrid
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:RWI Discussion Papers 11
Abstract:This paper provides a descriptive analysis of the demand for high-skilled workers using a new firm data set, the IZA International Employer Survey 2000. Our results suggest that while workers from EU-countries are mainly complements to domestic high-skilled workers, workers from non-EU countries are hired because of a shortage of high-skilled labour. The paper, furthermore, provides a short description of recent German policy initiatives regarding the temporary immigration of high-skilled labour. In view of our descriptive results these temporary immigration policies seem, however, to satisfy only partly the demand of firms interested in recruiting foreign high-skilled workers. A more comprehensive immigration policy covering also the permanent immigration of high-skilled workers appears to be necessary.
Subjects:migration
high-skilled workers
IZA employer survey
JEL:J61
F22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des RWI
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