Migration as Development: Household Survey Evidence on Migrants’ Wage Gains

  title={Migration as Development: Household Survey Evidence on Migrants’ Wage Gains},
  author={Michael Gove},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  • Michael Gove
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • Social Indicators Research
The study of the effects of migration on migrants themselves has not garnered nearly as much attention within the recent international migration literature as other topics, such as motives for migration, the effects of immigration on receiving countries, and the effects of emigration on countries of origin. Focusing instead on these effects on migrants themselves, an issue of primary importance to the discussion of international migration, I present novel data collected through household… Expand
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