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The Impact of Skills on Remigration Flows

Peter Bönisch, Philipp Gaffert () and Joachim Wilde ()

No 82, IEER Working Papers from Institute of Empirical Economic Research, Osnabrueck University

Abstract: More than ten years after the seminal paper by Borjas and Bratsberg (1996) modeling the impact of skills on remigration the empirical evidence on that theory is still mixed. Our paper is to shed light on that issue. Using the GSOEP we test two hypotheses derived from Borjas and Bratsberg (1996) while allowing for endogeneity of host country specific capital. Our results give strong support for their theory. Additionally a sensitivity analysis shows that the insignificance of education in previous studies is due to the test design conducted and cannot be interpreted as falsification of Borjas’ and Bratsberg’s (1996) theory.

Keywords: return migration; selective return migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23
Date: 2010-03-15
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