December 2010

IZA DP No. 5395: Selective Immigration Policies, Migrants' Education and Welfare at Origin

published in: Economics Letters, 2011, 113 (1), 19-22

Destination countries are progressively shifting towards selective immigration policies. These can effectively increase migrants' average education even if one allows for endogenous schooling decisions and education policies at origin. Still, more selective immigration policies reduce social welfare at origin.