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Growth and welfare effects of world migration

Levine, P, Lotti, E, Pearlman, J and Pierse, R (2010) Growth and welfare effects of world migration Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 57 (5). pp. 615-643.

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Abstract

Using a two-bloc endogenous growth model calibrated to two generic sending and receiving countries of equal size, we assess the growth and welfare impact of world migration flows of different skill compositions. The sending country (East) has a lower total factor productivity and a lower endowment of skilled labour. Migration can induce two growth-enhancing effects: an efficiency effect from the more efficient use of labour in the receiving country (West) and a sectoral reallocation effect from a fall in the host country skilled–unskilled wage rates. Despite growth gains, there are both winners (migrants, the representative Western non-migrant household) and losers (the representative Eastern household remaining). Remittances can see the latter group joining the winners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Economics
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Levine, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lotti, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pearlman, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pierse, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 November 2010
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1467-9485.2010.00533.x
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Levine, P, Lotti, E, Pearlman, J and Pierse, R (2010) Growth and welfare effects of world migration Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 57 (5). 615 - 643, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2010.00533.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Levine, P, Lotti, E, Pearlman, J and Pierse, R (2010) Growth and welfare effects of world migration Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 57 (5). 615 - 643, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2010.00533.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 Feb 2016 17:05
Last Modified : 17 Feb 2016 17:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/473712

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