Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited: The Microdata Show that More Educated Migrants Remit More

  title={Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisited: The Microdata Show that More Educated Migrants Remit More},
  author={Albert Bollard and David McKenzie and Melanie Morten and Hillel Rapoport},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family eJournal},
Two of the most salient trends surrounding the issue of migration and development over the past two decades are the large rise in remittances, and an increased flow of skilled migration. However, recent literature based on cross-country regressions has claimed that more educated migrants remit less, leading to concerns that further increases in skilled migration will hamper remittance growth. This paper revisits the relationship between education and remitting behavior using microdata from… Expand
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