Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159707
Authors: 
Gentili, Andrea
Ferretti, Luca
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 868
Abstract: 
This paper models the dynamic of migration with a particular focus on the cumulative process that causes a variation in the distribution of income in sending communities and therefore a variation in the distribution of skills across different cohorts. The model provides a theoretical framework to Cumulative Causation theory of migration and specifically a theoretical rationale behind the use of migration prevalence ratio to study migration flows. Moreover the model shows how brain drain (in sending communities) and negative cohort effect in terms of education (in receiving communities) are the result of a positive selection of migrants in terms of skills if there is a intergenerational transmission of education.
JEL: 
J15
J24
E24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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