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The gravity of high-skilled migration policies

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Combining unique annual bilateral high-skilled immigration labor flow data for 10 OECD destinations between 2000 and 2012, with new databases comprising both unilateral and bilateral policy instruments, we present the first judicious cross-country assessment of policies aimed to attract and select high-skilled workers. Points-based systems are much more effective in attracting and selecting high-skilled migrants than requiring a job offer, labor market tests and shortage-lists. Offers of perm...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s13524-017-0559-1

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Department:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Demography Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
2
Pages:
603–630
Publication date:
2017-03-13
Acceptance date:
2016-11-26
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EISSN:
1533-7790
ISSN:
0070-3370
Pubs id:
pubs:665380
URN:
uri:91fcf2ba-2d58-4f21-8a81-152eaef65cbc
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uuid:91fcf2ba-2d58-4f21-8a81-152eaef65cbc
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pubs:665380
Paper number:
2

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