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language and culture as drivers of migration Linguistic and cultural barriers affect international migration flows

  title={language and culture as drivers of migration Linguistic and cultural barriers affect international migration flows},
  author={Al{\'i}cia Adser{\`a}},
Self-selection to more culturally similar destination countries boosts returns to human capital and improves integration. Large communities of people with the same language and culture in destination countries encourage moves and decrease migration costs. Acquiring skills in the language of the destination country is a human capital investment, even for temporary migrants. Knowing the most widely spoken languages (in particular, English) provides an additional advantage to migrants. Historical… Expand

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