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Title:“Stay with Us”? The Impact of Emigration on Wages in Honduras
Authors:Gagnon, Jason
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 57
Abstract:While the econometric literature on the impact of immigration on labour markets is well developed, there is a striking gap in the migration literature concerning the impact of emigration on sending countries. This paper attempts to narrow that gap by investigating whether the large and intense emigration period from Honduras from 2001 to 2007 to the US increased wages in Honduras, by focusing on skill-groups (education + experience) as defined in Borjas (2003). The estimates show that between 2001 and 2007, a 10% increase in emigration increased wages in Honduras by 1% to 3%, an increase which is slightly lower than previous findings in other countries.
Subjects:Wages
Emigration
Labour Markets
Development
Inequality
JEL:J21
F22
E24
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2010 (Hannover)

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