Immigration, human capital and growth in the host country : evidence from pooled country data

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Show simple item record Dolado, Juan José Ichino, Andrea Goria, Alessandra 2012-11-27T13:32:10Z 2012-11-27T13:32:10Z 1994-06
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Population Economics, 1994, v. 7, n. 2, pp. 193-215
dc.identifier.issn 1432-1475
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dc.description.abstract Immigration, as a source of population growth, is traditionally associated, by neoclassical economics, with negative output and growth effects for the host economy in per capita terms. This paper explores how different these effects can be when the human capital brought in by immigrants upon arrival is explicitly considered in a Solow growth model augmented by human capital and migration. The main finding is that the negative output and growth effects of immigration tend to become less important the higher the imported immigrants' human capital relative to natives. In order to evaluate the order of magnitude of these effects, descriptive evidence, based on education data, and econometric evidence, based upon the estimation of the transition equation in the augmented Solow model, is provided for a set of OECD economies during the period 1960-1985. Because of their human capital content, migration inflows are shown to have less than half the negative impact of comparable natural population increases.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights © Springer-Verlag 1994
dc.subject.other Emigración e inmigración
dc.subject.other Capital humano
dc.subject.other Países de la OCDE
dc.title Immigration, human capital and growth in the host country : evidence from pooled country data
dc.type article PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/BF00173619
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 193
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 215
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Population Economics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 7
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