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dc.contributor.authorBrücker, Herberten_US
dc.contributor.authorDefoort, Cécilyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGruen, Carolaen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates whether international migration stimulates additional investment in human capital in host countries. First, a simple theoretical model is developed, showing that if migration were allowed, additional human capital investment is possible. Whether human capital endowment in host countries will rise or fall, is an open problem. This result differs from traditional theories of brain drain which typically assume an exogenous level of human capital investment. The empirical part of the paper employs a newly collated data set. First results show that the share of the population investing in education increases with the share of highly qualified emigrants.en_US
dc.publisher|aVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer |cGöttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Zürich 2008 |x15en_US
dc.subject.keywordInternational migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordLabour marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordPanel data econometricsen_US
dc.titleDoes migration stimulate human capital investment Theory and evidenceen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US

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