Title

Inward FDI, Remittances, and Out-migration

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

5 p.

Publication Date

3-2011

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Source Publication

Applied Economics Letters

Source ISSN

1350-4851

Abstract

In this study, we look at the relationship between remittances received at home, inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and out-migration of individuals with different levels of education. Using the bilateral international migration data in 1990 and 2000, we find that inward FDI tends to deter the out-migration of individuals with secondary and tertiary education, but has no significant impact on the out-migration of individuals with primary education. In addition, remittances received at home induce the out-migration of individuals with primary education, but not the out-migration of individuals with secondary and tertiary education. The stock of existing migrants in a foreign country encourage future out-migration regardless of migrants’ levels of education.

Comments

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 18, No. 15 (March 2011): 1405-1409. DOI.

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