International factor mobility, environmental pollution and skilled-unskilled wage inequality in developing countries

Lijun Pan, Yu Zhou

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Abstract

This paper establishes a static three-sector general equilibrium model by accommodating environmental pollution to investigate the impact exerted by skilled immigrants and foreign direct investment on the skilled-unskilled wage inequality. Environment is treated as an input for agricultural production. The production process of the urban low-skill sector generates environmental pollution, which deteriorates the rural environment and thereby influences agricultural production. The present paper highlights the role of environmental pollution in the determination of the skilled-unskilled wage inequality due to skilled immigrants and foreign direct investment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-831
Number of pages6
JournalEconomic Modelling
Volume33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental pollution
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Skilled immigrants
  • Skilled-unskilled wage inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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