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Skilled emigration and skill creation: a quasi experiment

Chand, Satish; Clemens, Michael

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Does the emigration of highly-skilled workers deplete local human capital? The answer is not obvious if migration prospects induce human capital formation. We analyse a unique natural quasi-experiment in the Republic of the Fiji Isalnds, where political shocks have provoked one of the largest recorded exoduses of skilled workers from a developing country. Mass emigration began unexpectedly and has occurred only in a well-defined subset of the population, creating a treatment group that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/1160

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