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How does foreign aid affect the emigration of medical workers from developing countries?

Severe shortages of health personnel provide a justification for the international community to support developing countries in their efforts to retain medical workers through improved local conditions. Our new research shows that aid for health as well as general efforts to foster economic growth indeed lead to lower emigration of medical workers. The effects are […]

The impact of foreign aid on migration revisited

With the refugee crisis and the arrival of thousands of migrants on the Southern European coasts, there’s a growing pressure on the European Commission and the most affected EU member states to find a quick way to effectively manage (and stem) migration flows. And many see foreign aid as an essential part of the solution. […]

Gender, origin and destination: new evidence on migrants’ integration in the EU

For the first time in the history, EU countries are all confronted with immigration and – to a different extent – with integration challenges. The economic integration of immigrants is crucial for several reasons. Increasing migrants’ employment supports social cohesion mechanisms by diminishing the risk they use the welfare state more than the local population. […]

Do immigrants overestimate wages abroad? New research evidence

“I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, found out three things: First, the streets weren’t paved with gold; second, they weren’t paved at all: and third, I was expected to pave them”. Anonymous Italian immigrant in Ellis Island, New York in early 1900s Anecdotal evidence […]