Does emigration benefit the stayers? Evidence from EU enlargement

@article{Elsner2012DoesEB,
  title={Does emigration benefit the stayers? Evidence from EU enlargement},
  author={B. Elsner},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={531-553}
}
  • B. Elsner
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
  • Around 9 % of the Lithuanian workforce emigrated to Western Europe after the enlargement of the European Union in 2004. I exploit this emigration wave to study the effect of emigration on wages in the sending country. Using household data from Lithuania and work permit and census data from the UK and Ireland, I demonstrate that emigration had a significant positive effect on the wages of stayers. A one-percentage-point increase in the emigration rate predicts a 0.67 % increase in real wages… CONTINUE READING
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