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Title:Migration and networks: Does education matter more than gender? PDF Logo
Authors:Beine, Michel
Salomone, Sara
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Labour Markets 3010
Abstract:This paper looks at the impact of networks on international migration flows to OECD countries. In particular, we look at whether diaspora effects are different across education levels and gender. Using new data allowing to include both dimensions, we are able to analyze the respective impact of networks on the proportion of each category of migrant. Therefore, unlike the preceding literature on macro determinants of international migration, we can identify the respective factors influencing the selection in terms skills and in term of gender. We found that network effects vary by education level but not by gender. Women are also found to be less directly dependent on migration costs unrelated to networks such as distance.
Subjects:migration
human capital
network/diaspora externalities
gender
JEL:F22
O15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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