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dc.contributor.authorBeine, Michelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDocquier, Frédéricen_US
dc.contributor.authorÖzden, Çağlaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:49:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:49:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26652-
dc.description.abstractMigration flows are shaped by a complex combination of self-selection and out-selection mechanisms. In this paper, we analyze how existing diasporas (the stock of people born in a country and living in an another one) affect the size and human-capital structure of current migration flows. Our analysis exploits a bilateral data set on international migration by educational attainment from 195 countries to 30 OECD countries in 1990 and 2000. Based on simple micro-foundations and controlling for various determinants of migration, we find diasporas increase migration flows, lower their average educational level and lead to higher concentration of low-skill migrants. Interestingly, diasporas explain majority of the variability of migration flows and selection. This suggests that, without changing the generosity of family reunion programs, education-based selection rules are likely to have moderate impact. Our results are highly robust to the econometric techniques, accounting for the large proportion of zeros and endogeneity problems.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2607en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-selectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetwork/diaspora externalitiesen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrationstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleDiasporasen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn597855889en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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