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The impact of skills on remigration flows

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More than 10 years after the seminal paper by Borjas and Bratsberg (1996), modelling the impact of skills on remigration, the empirical evidence on that theory is still mixed. Our article is to shed light on that issue. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) we test two hypotheses derived from Borjas and Bratsberg (1996) while allowing for endogeneity of host country-specific capital. Our results give strong support for their theory. Additionally a sensitivity analysis shows that the insignificance of education in previous studies is due to the test design conducted and cannot be interpreted as falsification of Borjas and Bratsberg's (1996) theory.

Keywords: F22; J24; endogeneity; return migration; return to skills; selective return migration

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2011.605765

Affiliations: 1: Department of Law, Economics and Business,Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Steinstraße 73Halle 06108, Germany 2: Department of Economics,University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany

Publication date: February 1, 2013

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