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Population Sorting and Human Capital Accumulation

Leonid Azarnert

No 9338, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

Abstract: This article analyzes the effect of population sorting on economic growth. The analysis is performed in a two-region growth model with endogenous fertility, in which public knowledge spillovers from the more advanced core into children’s human capital accumulation function in the periphery are incorporated. I show how migration affects the inter-temporal evolution of human capital in each of the regions and the economy as a whole. I also discuss how public policy interventions can help increase the per-capita human capital levels, if free uncontrolled migration leads to a reduction in human capital accumulation.

Keywords: migration; population sorting; knowledge spillovers; fertility; human capital; economic growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D30 J10 O15 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-gro, nep-mig and nep-ure
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