DP4680 The Brain Drain: Some Evidence from European Expatriates in the US

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul
Publication Date: October 2004
Keyword(s): brain drain, europe, migration
JEL(s): J31, J61
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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This Paper uses US Census data from 1990 and 2000 to provide evidence on the labour market characteristics of European-born workers living in the US. It is found that there is a positive wage premium associated with these workers, and that the highly skilled are over-represented compared with the source country, more so, when one moves up the skill ladder.