Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96779
Authors: 
Cooray, Arusha
Schneider, Friedrich
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8094
Abstract: 
This paper empirically investigates the relationship between corruption and the emigration of those with high, medium and low levels of educational attainment. The empirical results indicate that as corruption increases the emigration rate of those with high levels of educational attainment also increases. The emigration rate of those with middle and low levels of educational attainment, however, increases at initial levels of corruption and then decreases beyond a certain point. Splitting the sample by income inequality suggests that increased inequality reduces the ability to emigrate. The policy conclusion is, that government actions should focus on controlling corruption, which in turn would lead to funds being channeled more productively into education and also lead to a fall in inequality which would reduce emigration.
Subjects: 
corruption
emigration
educational attainment
government expenditures
income inequality
labor markets
JEL: 
O17
O5
D78
H2
H11
H26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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