Network effects in international migration: education versus gender

Michel Beine*, Sara Salomone

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the impact that networks have on the structure of international migration flows. In particular, we investigate whether diaspora externalities are different across education levels and gender. Using new data that include both dimensions, we analyze the respective impact that networks have on the proportion of each category of migrant. Therefore, in contrast to the preceding body of literature on the macro determinants of international migration, we can identify the factors that influence the selection in terms of skills and in terms of gender. We find that network effects vary by education level, but not by gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-380
Number of pages27
JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gender
  • human capital
  • migration
  • network/diaspora externalities JEL classification
  • F22
  • O15

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