Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108108
Authors: 
Iara, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IEHAS Discussion Papers MT-DP - 2006/7
Abstract: 
Temporary migration is of growing significance in Europe. Upon migration to a country with higher technological development that typically coincides with positive wage differentials, temporary migrants may upgrade their skills by learning on the job and subsequently import the newly acquired human capital to their source country, thus adding to international know-how diffusion and the catching up of the respective economy. This paper is the first to provide supportive evidence of this hypothesis in a cross-country East to West European perspective, using the 2003 Youth Eurobarometer dataset.
Subjects: 
Central and Eastern Europe
return migration
wage premium
skill diffusion
JEL: 
J61
J31
O15
ISBN: 
9639588784
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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