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A Global Assessment of Human Capital Mobility: The Role of Non-OECD Destinations

Erhan Artuc, Frédéric Docquier (), Caglar Ozden () and Christopher Parsons
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Caglar Ozden: World Bank

No 8746, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Discussions of high-skilled mobility typically evoke migration patterns from poorer to wealthier countries, which ignore movements to and between developing countries. This paper presents, for the first time, a global overview of human capital mobility through bilateral migration stocks by gender and education in 1990 and 2000, and calculation of nuanced brain drain indicators. Building on newly collated data, the paper uses a novel estimation procedure based on a pseudo-gravity model, then identifies key determinants of international migration, and subsequently uses estimated parameters to impute missing data. Non-OECD destinations account for one-third of skilled-migration, while OECD destinations are declining in relative importance.

Keywords: migration data; brain drain; labor mobility; international migration; population censuses (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 J61 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab and nep-mig
Date: 2014-12
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Published in: World Development, 2015, 65, 6–26

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