The Demand for High-Skilled Workers and Immigration Policy
Thomas Bauer () and
Astrid Kunze ()
No 4274, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
This Paper provides a descriptive analysis of the demand for high-skilled workers using a new firm dataset, the IZA International Employer Survey 2000. Our results suggest that while workers from EU countries are mainly complements to domestic high-skilled workers, workers from non-EU countries are hired because of a shortage of high-skilled labour. The Paper, furthermore, provides a short description of recent German policy initiatives regarding the temporary immigration of high-skilled labour. In view of our descriptive results these temporary immigration policies seem, however, to satisfy only partly the demand of firms interested in recruiting foreign high-skilled workers. A more comprehensive immigration policy covering also the permanent immigration of high-skilled workers appears to be necessary.
Keywords: high-skilled worker; immigration policy; iza employer survey; migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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