Kaldorian Disaggregation, Temporary Migration and Domestic Welfare

7 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2016

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Jennifer Te Lai

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Bharat Hazari

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK)

Vijay Mohan

RMIT University

Date Written: May 2016

Abstract

We build a model with two agents: domestic residents and temporary immigrants. The model incorporates Kaldorian disaggregation, with the two groups consuming different goods produced in the economy. It is established that, under certain conditions, an increase in immigrant labor lowers the welfare of the domestic residents. This runs against conventional wisdom that temporary immigration enhances the welfare of domestic residents.

Suggested Citation

Lai, Jennifer Te and Hazari, Bharat and Mohan, Vijay, Kaldorian Disaggregation, Temporary Migration and Domestic Welfare (May 2016). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 468-474, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2765226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rode.12254

Jennifer Te Lai (Contact Author)

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies ( email )

Collaborative Innovation Center for Silk Road
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China

Bharat Hazari

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) ( email )

83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Vijay Mohan

RMIT University ( email )

124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, 3000
Australia

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