Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited : The Microdata Show That More Educated Migrants Remit More

creativeworkseries.issn 1564-698X Bollard, Albert McKenzie, David Morten, Melanie Rapoport, Hillel 2013-05-20T21:00:13Z 2013-05-20T21:00:13Z 2011-01-30
dc.description.abstract Two of the most salient trends in migration and development over the last two decades are the large rise in remittances and in the flow of skilled migrants. However, recent literature based on cross-country regressions has claimed that more educated migrants remit less, leading to concerns that further increases in skilled migration will impede remittance growth. Microdata from surveys of immigrants in 11 major destination countries are used to revisit the relationship between education and remitting behavior. The data show a mixed pattern between education and the likelihood of remitting, and a strong positive relationship between education and amount remitted (intensive margin), conditional on remitting at all (extensive margin). Combining these intensive and extensive margins yields an overall positive effect of education on the amount remitted for the pooled sample, with heterogeneous results across destinations. The microdata allow investigation of why the more educated remit more, showing that the higher income earned by migrants, rather than family characteristics, explains much of the higher remittances. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1093/wber/lhr013
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Brain Drain
dc.subject country of origin
dc.subject developing countries
dc.subject Educated Migrants
dc.subject family composition
dc.subject family members
dc.subject illegal migrants
dc.subject immigrant
dc.subject immigrants
dc.subject immigration
dc.subject immigration policies
dc.subject impact of education
dc.subject migrant
dc.subject migration
dc.subject primary education
dc.subject remittance
dc.subject Remittances
dc.subject skill level
dc.subject skilled migrants
dc.subject tertiary education
dc.title Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited : The Microdata Show That More Educated Migrants Remit More en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2012-07-30
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wber/lhr013
okr.journal.nbpages 132-156
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Remittances
okr.volume 25(1)
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