The Impact of Labour Migration on Wages in the Source Country Labour Market: Empirical Evidence from Zimbabwe

International Journal of Research Culture Society, Volume 1, Issue 7, July 2017

5 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2017

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Tembeni Julian

Bindura University of Science Education - Department of Economics, Students

Thabani Nyoni

University of Zimbabwe

Nyoni Munyaradzi

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education

Date Written: July 26, 2017

Abstract

The study investigates the impact of labour migration on wages in the source country labour market, in the context of Zimbabwe; for the period 1985-2013. Our main argument is that labour migration can have a negative impact on wages in the source country and as such our model includes various interaction terms in order to determine the macroeconomic situation under which this can happen. An OLS (Ordinary Least Squares) estimation criterion was used to estimate a wage model which represent the labour market. Various diagnostic tests were done to check the reliability, significance and stability of the model. The study found out that thee is a negative relationship between labour migration and wages in Zimbabwe. The results provide further justification for the policy recommendations that can be used to reduce outward migration and also increase wages in Zimbabwe.

Keywords: Labour Market, Labour Migration, GDP, Wages, Zimbabwe

Suggested Citation

Julian, Tembeni and Nyoni, Thabani and Munyaradzi, Nyoni, The Impact of Labour Migration on Wages in the Source Country Labour Market: Empirical Evidence from Zimbabwe (July 26, 2017). International Journal of Research Culture Society, Volume 1, Issue 7, July 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009261

Tembeni Julian (Contact Author)

Bindura University of Science Education - Department of Economics, Students ( email )

Zimbabwe

Thabani Nyoni

University of Zimbabwe ( email )

Mashonaland
Zimbabwe

HOME PAGE: http://www.uz.ac.zw

Nyoni Munyaradzi

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education ( email )

88 Union Avenue
Cnr Second Street
Gokwe, Harare
Zimbabwe

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