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Economic pull-factors and immigrant inflows in destination countries

Al-Anssari, Mustafa LU (2016) EKHM51 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This paper investigates the association between economic pull factors and different
groups of immigrant inflows in several OECD countries. The aim is to find out to what extent the economic pull-factors in destination countries can have an impact on immigrant inflows. In order to achieve that, the paper starts by considering different theories of migration both at the macro and micro level. Data on immigrant inflows, foreign-born employment rates, public social spending and tax revenue were collected from the OECD database and the World Bank for several OECD countries, this is in order to investigate the relationship between economic pullfactors and immigrant inflows. Two different models were used to investigate the relationship.
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This paper investigates the association between economic pull factors and different
groups of immigrant inflows in several OECD countries. The aim is to find out to what extent the economic pull-factors in destination countries can have an impact on immigrant inflows. In order to achieve that, the paper starts by considering different theories of migration both at the macro and micro level. Data on immigrant inflows, foreign-born employment rates, public social spending and tax revenue were collected from the OECD database and the World Bank for several OECD countries, this is in order to investigate the relationship between economic pullfactors and immigrant inflows. Two different models were used to investigate the relationship.
The first is a pooled OLS regression model using immigrant inflows as a dependent variable while employment rates, social spending and tax revenues were the independent variables. The second approach was to use a country-level fixed effect regression model. The results have shown that there is a significant relationship between immigrant inflows and foreign-born employment rates. However this relationship is rather weak and it depends on the group of immigrants that is under consideration. (Less)
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Al-Anssari, Mustafa LU
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EKHM51 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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English
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8883610
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2016-06-29 14:24:19
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the association between economic pull factors and different
groups of immigrant inflows in several OECD countries. The aim is to find out to what extent the economic pull-factors in destination countries can have an impact on immigrant inflows. In order to achieve that, the paper starts by considering different theories of migration both at the macro and micro level. Data on immigrant inflows, foreign-born employment rates, public social spending and tax revenue were collected from the OECD database and the World Bank for several OECD countries, this is in order to investigate the relationship between economic pullfactors and immigrant inflows. Two different models were used to investigate the relationship.
The first is a pooled OLS regression model using immigrant inflows as a dependent variable while employment rates, social spending and tax revenues were the independent variables. The second approach was to use a country-level fixed effect regression model. The results have shown that there is a significant relationship between immigrant inflows and foreign-born employment rates. However this relationship is rather weak and it depends on the group of immigrants that is under consideration.},
  author       = {Al-Anssari, Mustafa},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Economic pull-factors and immigrant inflows in destination countries},
  year         = {2016},
}