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What fundamentals drive world migration?

Hatton, Timothy J; Williamson, Jeffrey G


Governments in the OECD note rising immigration with alarm and grapple with policies aimed at selecting certain migrants and keeping out others. Economists appear to be well armed to advise governments since they are responsible for an impressive literature that examines the characteristics of individual immigrants, their absorption and the consequences of their migration on both sending and receiving regions. Economists are, however, much less well armed to speak to the determinants of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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