An economic analysis of remittance of unskilled migration on skilled-unskilled wage inequality in labor host region

Xiaochun Li, Yu Zhou

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Abstract

The present paper establishes a two-sector general equilibrium model and conduct the comparative static approach to investigate the impact exerted by an increase in the remittance rate of the unskilled migrants on the skilled-unskilled wage inequality in the labor host region. We find that the unskilled migrants increase their remittance rate to the labor outsourcing regions that will decrease the skilled-unskilled wage inequality in the labor host region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-432
Number of pages5
JournalEconomic Modelling
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Labor host region
  • Remittance
  • Skilled-unskilled wage inequality
  • Unskilled migrants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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