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Remittances and the Brain Drain: Evidence from Microdata for Sub-Saharan Africa

Bredtmann, J; Flores, FM; Otten, S; (2019) Remittances and the Brain Drain: Evidence from Microdata for Sub-Saharan Africa. The Journal of Development Studies , 55 (7) pp. 1455-1476. 10.1080/00220388.2018.1443208. Green open access

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Abstract

Based on unique microdata from five Sub-Saharan African countries that contain comprehensive information on both migrants and their households at the origin country, we investigate the effect of migrants’ education on their remittance behaviour. Our results reveal that migrants’ education has no impact on the likelihood of sending remittances, but a positive effect on the amount of money sent, conditional on remitting. The latter effect holds for internal migrants and migrants in non-OECD countries, while it vanishes for migrants in OECD destination countries once characteristics of the origin household are controlled for.

Type: Article
Title: Remittances and the Brain Drain: Evidence from Microdata for Sub-Saharan Africa
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2018.1443208
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1443208
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecom mons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10077571
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