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Title:Self-selection and earnings of emigrants from a welfare state PDF Logo
Authors:Poutvaara, Panu
Munk, Martin D.
Junge, Martin
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4144
Abstract:Following a seminal contribution by Borjas (1987), a large literature has analyzed how income distribution and redistribution are related to immigration to various rich countries. In this paper, we take a look at the other side of the coin. We analyze emigration from Denmark, which is one of the richest and most redistributive European Welfare States. Using comprehensive register data on full population and a unique new representative survey, we analyze whether Danes with relatively high earnings ability favor countries with more unequal income distribution and lower taxes, like the United States.
Subjects:Migration
emigration
redistribution
brain drain
education
JEL:F22
J61
H2
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090513427
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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