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dc.contributor.authorHeuer, Ninaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-24T14:42:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-24T14:42:31Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-47906en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/40327-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents occupation-specific data on south-north migration around the year 2000 using employment data for developing sending and OECD receiving countries from ILO and OECD. These data reveal that the incidence of south-north migration was highest among professionals, one of the two occupational categories generally requiring tertiary education, and among clerks and legislators, senior officials and managers. At a more disaggregated level, I find that the probability that a professional in the OECD worked as a physical, mathematical and engineering science professional or as a life science and health professional was significantly larger for south-north migrants compared to OECD natives. It is exactly these occupational categories, characterized by internationally transferable skills, that exhibited significantly larger brain drain rates than teaching professionals, whose skills are rather country-specific. The employment shares of most types of professionals and technicians and associate professionals, as well as of clerks and corporate managers were significantly smaller in the migrant-sending countries compared to the receiving countries. The data further suggest a non-negligible brain waste due to imperfect transferability of skills acquired through formal education, since south-north migrants with a university degree more often worked in occupational categories requiring less than tertiary education compared to OECD natives.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Wirtschaftswiss. Fak. Tübingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTübinger Diskussionsbeitrag 328en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordbrain drainen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransferability of skillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupational employment structureen_US
dc.subject.stwBrain Drainen_US
dc.subject.stwAuswanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwFacharbeiteren_US
dc.subject.stwÜberqualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwNord-Süd-Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleOccupation-specific south-north migrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627404316en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tuedps:328-
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