ifo DICE Report 1/2018
In this issue we present and compare different labor migration policies and discuss how they should be be designed to meet the demands of the labor markets.
Why Labor Migration Policies are Important
Since modern knowledge economies are increasingly depend on skilled labour as a factor of production, many countries compete for highly skilled immigrants. These immigrants contribute to public finances and, in societies with ageing populations, can mitigate the fiscal burden of demographic change. However, the degree to which governments implement policies aimed at attracting skilled immigrants differs substantially across countries. This is also because concerns over the negative redistributive effects of unrestricted immigration often hamper the reform of labour immigration policies.
New Data Available
The DICE Database features new datasets on the following topics.
Labour migration flows
The database article zooms in on highly skilled migration Europe, looking at migration flows, skill-shortages and labour migration policies. Take a look at some of our findings. To download the article, please click here.
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