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Drawing on the literature of occupational status and social distance, a theory is developed of labor migration that is prompted by a desire to avoid “social humiliation [...]
2009-11 | Working or Discussion Paper |
This paper develops a model of voluntary migration into degrading work. The essence of the model is a tension between two “bads:” that which arises from being relativ [...]
2011-03 | Working or Discussion Paper |
This paper presents a set of reflections on what gives rise to remittances, which constitute a major part of the impact of migration on economic development in the migran [...]
2009-08 | Working or Discussion Paper |
Quite often, migrants appear to exert little effort to absorb the mainstream culture and to learn the language of their host society, even though the economic returns (in [...]
2006 | Working or Discussion Paper |
It stands to reason that social unrest does not erupt out of the blue. Although there are a great many reasons why social dismay might descend into social disorder, only [...]
2009-09 | Working or Discussion Paper |
This paper provides a novel explanation of "educated unemployment," which is a salient feature of the labor markets in a number of developing countries. In a simple job-s [...]
2006 | Working or Discussion Paper |
This paper considers a setting in which the acquisition of human capital entails a change of location in social space that causes individuals to revise their comparison g [...]
2011-01 | Working or Discussion Paper |
A new general-equilibrium model that links together rural-to-urban migration, the externality effect of the average level of human capital, and agglomeration economies sh [...]
2007 | Working or Discussion Paper |
This paper synthesizes and extends recent research on "The New Economics of the Brain Drain." In a unified framework, the paper shows that while recently identified adver [...]
2007 | Working or Discussion Paper |
A framework that yields different possible patterns of migration as optimal solutions to a simple utility maximization problem is presented and explored. It is shown that [...]
2007 | Working or Discussion Paper |