Human Capital Depletion, Human Capital Formation, and Migration: A Blessing in a "Curse"?

Stark, Oded and Helmenstein, Christian and Prskawetz, Alexia (June 1998) Human Capital Depletion, Human Capital Formation, and Migration: A Blessing in a "Curse"? IHS Economics Series 55

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Abstract: We specify conditions under which a strictly positive probability of employment in a foreign country raises the level of human capital formed by optimizing workers in the home country. While some workers migrate, "taking along" more human capital than if they had migrated without factoring in the possibility of migration (a form of brain drain), other workers stay at home with more human capital than they would have formed in the absence of the possibility of migration (a form of brain gain).;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Human Capital Formation' 'Migration'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): J24, F22
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 16:38
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1081

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