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GTAP Resource #3869

"The Impact of Skilled Labour Migration on Remittance Growth and Development in Africa"
by Kamande, Mercyline

This study examines the impact of skilled labour migration on remittance growth in Africa using a general equilibrium. The demand for labour in USA is increased exogenously in the USA and the change in levels of remittances and savings is observed. The study finds that in general, labour migration has a positive impact of remittances but skilled labour migrations seems to have a larger impact. Further, it uses panel data analysis to explore the impact of remittances in the five East African countries where a positive relationship between remittances and economic growth is observed. This results show that although skilled labour migration has traditionally been seen as damaging for African countries, is could have positive impact through the remittance channel.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2012 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 15th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 2012
Created: Kamande, M. (4/29/2012)
Updated: Batta, G. (7/3/2012)
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- Economic growth
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Africa (East)

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