Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125344
Authors: 
Wahba, Jackline
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 123
Abstract: 
Return migration can have multiple benefits. It allows migrants who have accumulated savings abroad to ease credit constraints at home and set up a business. Also, emigrants from developing countries who have invested in their human capital may earn higher wages when they return. However, whether the home country benefits from return migrants depends on the migrant’s success in accumulating savings and human capital and on the home country’s ability to make use of returnees' skills and investment. To benefit from returnees, home countries need policies that encourage returnees' investment and labor market reintegration.
Subjects: 
return migration
entrepreneurship
brain gain
developing countries
JEL: 
J61
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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