Taking the Skill Bias out of Global Migration

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dc.contributor.authorBiavaschi, Costanza-
dc.contributor.authorBurzynski, Michał-
dc.contributor.authorElsner, Benjamin-
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Joël-
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T15:47:47Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-30T15:47:47Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-
dc.identifier.other201808-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/9449-
dc.description.abstractGlobal migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to migrate than workers with a lower education. In this paper, we quantify the global impact of this skill bias in migration. Based on a quantitative multi-country model with trade, we compare the current world to a counterfactual with the same number of migrants, where all migrants are neutrally selected from their countries of origin. We find that most receiving countries benefit from the skill bias in migration, while a small number of sending countries is significantly worse off. The negative effect in many sending countries is completely eliminated — and often reversed — once we account for remittances and additional migration-related externalities. In a model with all our extensions, the average welfare effect of skill-biased migration in both OECD and non-OECD countries is positive.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofElsneren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP2018/08en_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectSkill selectionen_US
dc.subjectGlobal welfareen_US
dc.subject.classificationF22en_US
dc.subject.classificationO15en_US
dc.subject.classificationJ61en_US
dc.titleTaking the Skill Bias out of Global Migrationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.statusNot peer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage69en_US
dc.neeo.contributorBiavaschi|Costanza|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorBurzynski|Michał|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorElsner|Benjamin|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorMachado|Joël|aut|-
dc.date.updated2018-05-11-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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