Measuring Skilled Migration 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)

Date Written: January 1, 2009

Abstract

Recent changes in information and communication technologies have contributed to a dramatic increase in the degree of integration and interdependency of countries, markets, and people. Against this background, one aspect of particular concern for small states is the international movement of people. This paper focuses on this particularly important aspect of globalization, with emphasis on the movement of skilled people and its relationship with country size. In addition to overall skilled migration, it provides evidence that controls for migration age in order to distinguish between those educated in the home country and those educated abroad. The authors discuss the growth implications of the brain drain from small countries and policies that may help control it.

Keywords: Population Policies, International Migration, Education for Development (superceded), Human Migrations & Resettlements, Country Strategy & Performance

Suggested Citation

Docquier, Frédéric and Schiff, Maurice W., Measuring Skilled Migration Rates: The Case of Small States (January 1, 2009). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1344712

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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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