Opening the borders: immigration policy, migrants’ selection and human capital accumulation

Bellettini, Giorgio ; Berti Ceroni, Carlotta (2003) Opening the borders: immigration policy, migrants’ selection and human capital accumulation. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 20. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4821. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (473). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper investigates the economic consequences of international migration from the point of view of destination countries. Consistently with international evidence on migration flows, we build a model where the migration rate is higher among the highlyeducated. A negative relationship is shown to exist between the domestic wage level and the percentage of educated workers among immigrants, which raises interesting policy implications. In particular, the optimal immigration policy from the point of view of natives requires an immigration quota above a certain minimum level. Extending the analysis to a dynamic setting, we highlight additional effects of the immigration quota on human capital accumulation among natives.

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Bellettini, Giorgio
Berti Ceroni, Carlotta
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International Migration, Immigrants’ selection, Human Capital Accumulation.
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2282-6483
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