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Kahanec's new journal article on how migration may reduce inequality

Published on Feb. 18, 2014 in Journal articles

Kahanec's new journal article on how migration may reduce inequality

How skilled immigration may improve economic equality, in IZA Journal of Migration 2014, 3:2 The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.

 

Mobile workers involve flows of labor and human capital and contribute to a more efficient allocation of resources. However, migration also changes relative wages, alters the distribution of skills and affects equality in the receiving society. The paper suggests that skilled immigration promotes economic equality in advanced economies under standard conditions. This is discussed and theoretically derived in a core model, and empirically supported using unique data from the WIID database and OECD.

The paper is downloadable here: http://www.izajom.com/content/3/1/2