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Is Migration Good for an Economy? A Survey of the Main Economic Effects

Published Online: 01 Feb 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 5 (2017) - Issue 1 (December 2017)
Page range: 13 - 22
Received: 11 Sep 2017
Accepted: 09 Oct 2017
Journal Details
License
Format
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eISSN
2198-6800
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16 Apr 2017
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2 times per year
Languages
English, German
Abstract

This article surveys the main effects of labor migration between two countries. Against the background of high immigration to industrialized countries in recent years, notably to countries in Europe, the focus of the discussion is on the host country of the migrants. In the standard model of labor migration, there are overall benefits when wage differentials trigger labor migration. However, in the presence of externalities and deviations from the basic assumptions, the results can be significantly different.

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