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A global assessment of human capital mobility: the role of non-OECD destinations

Artucm Erhan, Frédéric Docquier (), Caglar Ozden and Christopher Parsons
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Erhan Artuç

No 6863, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

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: Population Policies; International Migration; Gender and Development; Human Migrations&Resettlements; Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014-05-01
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