24 Pages Posted: 4 May 2011
Date Written: April 29, 2011
This work focuses on a temporary guest-worker-type migration of individuals from the middle class of the wealth distribution. The article demonstrates that the possibility of a low-skilled guest-worker employment in a higher wage foreign country lowers the relative attractiveness of the skilled employment in the home country. Thus it prevents a fraction of individuals from acquiring human capital. Therefore, even if all individuals who acquired education remain in the home country, the actual number of educated workers in the source economy decreases, and the aggregate level of human capital in this economy would thus be negatively affected.
Keywords: migration, human capital, fertility, brain drain, economic growth
JEL Classification: F220, F430, J130, J240, J610, O150
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Azarnert, Leonid V., Guest-Worker Migration, Human Capital and Fertility (April 29, 2011). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3429. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1831117