Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149402
Authors: 
Kahanec, Martin
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-13
Abstract: 
Mobile workers involve flows of labor and human capital and contribute to a more efficient allocation of resources. However, migration also changes relative wages, alters the distribution of skills and affects equality in the receiving society. The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.
Subjects: 
Inequality
Income distribution
Human capital
Skill allocation
Migration
Ethnicity
Minority
Gini coefficient
JEL: 
D33
E25
F22
J15
J61
O15
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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