DP8196 Selective immigration policies, migrants' education and welfare at origin

Author(s): Simone Bertoli, Herbert Brücker
Publication Date: January 2011
Keyword(s): education policies, international migration, selective immigration policies, social welfare
JEL(s): F22, H52, J24, O15
Programme Areas: International Macroeconomics
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Destination countries are progressively shifting towards selective immigration policies. These can e ectively 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.