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The Effect of Corruption on Migration, 1985-2000

Eugen Dimant (), Tim Krieger and Daniel Meierriecks ()
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Daniel Meierriecks: University Freiburg

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No 67, Working Papers CIE from Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics

Abstract: We examine the influence of corruption on migration for 111 countries between 1985 and 2000. Robust evidence indicates that corruption is among the push factors of migration, especially fueling skilled migration. We argue that corruption tends to diminish the returns to education, which is particularly relevant to the better educated.

Keywords: Corruption; Migration; Skilled Migration; Push Factors of Migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D73 F22 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2013-03
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