Lecture 9 - 03:14

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03:14 Martins thesis: moving workers from lower wage to higher wage countries can be a win- win-win situation   micro level for the individual, macro level for the receiving economy,  and a win for the origin country in improvements (3 R’s: recruitment, remittances,  returns) Consider 2 possible threats 1. The way that highly skilled migration drains the educational resources of developing  countries 2. The experience of unskilled immigrants Skilled Migration- foreign born workers with university or post secondary training People migrate from larger populations because of limited availability for migration Poor countries are highly selected on education Effort to recruit migrants of a specific set of characteristics- guest worker programs Bring in migrants to fill out the labor and age profile demands of a country but also to be  highly selective about who gets to come in- role of state What theory of migration more appropriately explains skilled migration? Pull factor- active recruitment form receiving society Segmented would not apply- unskilled labor recruited Micro economic theory- guest work theories enter in by reducing the costs, will return  when returns exceed the costs How are skilled migrants selected? How are they different from those who do not emigrate from origin country: education, 
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Lecture 9 - 03:14

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