Measuring Skilled Emigration Rates: The Case of Small States

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Frédéric Docquier

Université catholique de Louvain; CREAM, Centre for Research on Environmental Appraisal & Management, UK; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Maurice Schiff

Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Abstract

Recent changes in information and communication technologies (ICT) have contributed to a dramatic increase in the integration and interdependence of countries, markets and people. This paper focuses on an increasingly important aspect of globalization, the international movement of people, with emphasis on the mobility of skilled people. This issue is of great concern for the many small states that experience huge brain drain levels.

Keywords: migration, skilled, brain drain, small states, evidence

JEL Classification: F22

Suggested Citation

Docquier, Frédéric and Schiff, Maurice W., Measuring Skilled Emigration Rates: The Case of Small States. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3388. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1294535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

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CREAM, Centre for Research on Environmental Appraisal & Management, UK

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Maurice W. Schiff

Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

Bonn
Germany

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