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Diaspora effects in international migration : key questions and methodological issues (English)

This paper reviews the existing literature on the impact of migrants networks on the patterns of international migration. It covers the theoretical channels at stake in the global effect of the networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5721 JUN 01, 2011

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar

Diasporas (English)

Migration flows are shaped by a complex combination of self-selection and out-selection mechanisms. In this paper, the authors analyze how existing diasporas (the stock of people born in a country and living in another one) affect the size and human-capital structure of current migration flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4984 JUL 01, 2009

Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic; Ozden, Caglar

International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility (English)

This paper examines the relationship between international migration and source country fertility. The impact of international migration on source country fertility may have a number of causes, including a transfer of destination countries' fertility norms and an incentive to acquire more education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4925 MAY 01, 2009

Beine, Michel; Schiff, Maurice; Docquier, Frederic

Measuring international skilled migration : a new database controlling for age of entry (English)

Recent data on international migration of skilled workers define skilled migrants by education level without distinguishing whether they acquired their education in the home or the host country. ... See More +

Journal Article 77544 MAY 01, 2007

Rapoport, Hillel; Beine, Michel; Docquier, Frederic

Brain drain and its determinants : a major issue for small states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between the brain drain and country size, as well as the extent of small states' overall loss of human capital. ... See More +

Working Paper 44263 MAR 01, 2007

Schiff, Maurice; Docquier, Frederic; Beine, Michel