Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111510
Authors: 
Kaczmarczyk, Pawel
Tyrowicz, Joanna
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9057
Abstract: 
We test if migration leads to increased wages. We take the example of Polish migrants to the United Kingdom and focus on the mobility of well educated Poles. We offer insights into absolute and relative change in wages of the migrants, utilizing the data from the UK and Polish labor force surveys. We find that while overall the returns to migration are low, they are negligible or even insignificant for the highly skilled migrants from Poland to the UK. These results hold for both absolute and relative measures.
Subjects: 
mobility of the highly educated
return to human capital
relative deprivation
Propensity Score Matching
JEL: 
J24
J31
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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