The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages

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Christian Dustmann

University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Tommaso Frattini

University of Milan - Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (LdA); University of Milan - Department of Economics, Business and Statistics

Anna Rosso

National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

Date Written: April 2015

Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the effect of emigration from Poland on Polish wages. Focusing on the 1998–2007 period for Poland, we use a unique dataset that contains information about household members who are currently living abroad, which allows us to develop region‐specific emigration rates and to estimate the effect of emigration on wages using within‐region variation. Our findings show that emigration led to a slight increase in wages for high‐ and medium‐skilled workers, which are the two groups with the largest relative outmigration rates. Workers at the low end of the skill distribution might have experienced wage decreases.

Keywords: Impact, migration, sending countries

JEL Classification: J31, J61

Suggested Citation

Dustmann, Christian and Frattini, Tommaso and Rosso, Anna, The Effect of Emigration from Poland on Polish Wages (April 2015). The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 117, Issue 2, pp. 522-564, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2584771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12102

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