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Returns to migration, education and externalities in the European Union

By Andres Rodríguez-Pose and Vassilis Tselios

Abstract

This paper uses microeconomic data for more than 100,000 European individuals in order to analyse whether the individual economic returns to education vary between migrants and non-migrants and whether any differences in earnings between these two groups are affected by household and/or geographical (regional and interregional) externalities. The results point out that while education is a fundamental determinant of earnings, European labour markets do not discriminate in the returns to education between migrants and non-migrants. Household, regional and supra-regional externalities influence the economic returns to education in a similar way for local, intranational and supra-national migrants. The results are robust to the introduction of a large number of individual, household and regional controls

Topics: JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Publisher: Regional Science Association International
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2010.00297.x
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:28708
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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