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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoggin, Jeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:04:40Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:04:40Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35957-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from a large-scale survey of employees in Ireland, we estimate the extent to which people who have emigrated from Ireland and returned earn more relative to comparable people who have never lived abroad. In so doing, we are testing the hypothesis that migration can be part of a process of human capital formation. We find through OLS estimation that returners earn 7 percent more than comparable stayers. We test for the presence of self-selection bias in this estimate but the tests suggest that the premium is related to returner status. The premium holds for both genders, is higher for people with post-graduate degrees and for people who migrated beyond the EU to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The results show how emigration can be positive for a source country when viewed in a longer term context.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4736en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordReturn migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordIrelanden_US
dc.subject.keywordbrain drainen_US
dc.subject.keywordbrain circulationen_US
dc.subject.stwR├╝ckwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwIrlanden_US
dc.titleReturning to the question of a wage premium for returning migrantsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn620613688en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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