Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91787
Authors: 
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 69
Abstract: 
Open and flexible labor markets foster growth, development and integration in Europe. The single European labor market is still a vision, however, whereas the core challenge is a lack of sufficient mobility. The presentation discusses the value of labor mobility for economic prosperity and its determinants. Labor migration and not welfare migration dominates reality and supports economic equality. It does not depress wages or take jobs away. A brain drain for sending countries does not have to happen. Diaspora economies provide potentials for economic and political collaborations. Europe will face in the future a much higher level of circular and permanent migration.
Subjects: 
migration
labor mobility
welfare migration
diaspora economics
circular migration
JEL: 
D61
F15
F22
F55
F66
J15
J61
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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