Remittances from migrant workers currently represent one of the most important financial flows to developing countries. They can play an important role in pulling millions of families out of poverty. It is therefore critical to identify the key factors affecting remittances, as well as the barriers to these flows (Beck and Martinez Peria 2009 ).
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The fiscal effects of immigration to the UK
Christian Dustmann, Tommaso Frattini, 13 November 2013
The impact of immigration on the tax and welfare system and the net fiscal consequences is perhaps the single most prominent economic issue in the public debate over the pros and cons of immigration.
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The labour-market position of immigrants in many European countries is weak – unemployment rates among immigrants are high, and employment rates are low (OECD 2011). There are various explanations for this. Immigrants often have lower educational attainment than natives, and fewer language skills. Furthermore, ethnic identity may be important.
Social and economic effects of return migration to Egypt
Simone Bertoli, Francesca Marchetta, 4 October 2013
A number of demographic, social, and economic factors constitute 'irresistible forces' that are contributing to the rise of the scale of international migration (Pritchett, 2006). The economic literature has not yet fully explored the wise array of effects this phenomenon can have on migrants’ countries of origin.
Migration and wage effects of taxing top earners: Evidence from the foreigners' tax scheme in Denmark
Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, Emmanuel Saez, Esben Schultz, 17 September 2013
Tax-induced international mobility of talent is a controversial public-policy issue, especially when tax rates differ substantially across countries and migration barriers are low as in the case of the EU.
The global race for inventors
Carsten Fink, Ernest Miguelez, Julio Raffo, 17 July 2013
Many countries are currently debating and reforming their immigration policies. One prominent question in these discussions is how to attract skilled workers that can ease domestic skills shortages and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
Urbanisation and Migration Externalities in China
Pierre-Philippe Combes, Sylvie Démurger, Li Shi, 17 February 2013
Vox readers can download CEPR Discussion Paper 9352 for free here.
Moving to Greenland in the face of global warming
Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg , 16 January 2013
If populations don’t move, global warming is likely to have disastrous consequences.
US votes on trade and migration
Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini, Max Friedrich Steinhardt, Maurizio Zanardi, 7 January 2013
In the recent US presidential election, Latino voters rewarded President Obama and punished Republicans for their positions on immigration.
When migrants rule: The legacy of mass migration on economic development in the US
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Viola von Berlepsch, 2 September 2012
Vox readers can download CEPR Discussion Paper 9122 for free here.
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