Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101821
Authors: 
Mountford, Andrew
Rapoport, Hillel
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8329
Abstract: 
According to recent UN projections more than 50 percent of the growth in world population over the next half century will be due to population growth in Africa. Given this, any policy that influences African demography will have a significant impact on the world distribution of income. In this paper we discuss the potential for migration policies to affect fertility and education decisions, and hence, population growth in Africa. We present the results from different scenarios for more or less restrictive/selective migration policies and derive their implications for the evolution of world inequality.
Subjects: 
global inequality
migration
fertility
Africa
JEL: 
O40
F11
F43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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