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Networks Effects in International Migration: Education versus Gender

Michel Beine () and Sara Salomone ()

No 2010022, Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) from Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of networks on the structure of international migration flows to OECD countries. In particular, we look at whether diaspora effects are different across education levels and gender. Using new data allowing to include both dimensions, we are able to analyze the respective impact of networks on the proportion of each category of migrant. Therefore, unlike the preceding literature on macro determinants of international migration, we can identify the factors that influence the selection in terms skills and in terms of gender. We find that network effects vary by education level but not by gender.

Keywords: Migration; Human capital; network/diaspora externalities; Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39
Date: 2010-05-26
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-hrm, nep-mig, nep-net and nep-soc
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