A back-door brain drain

Oded Stark*, Lukasz Byra

*Corresponding author for this work

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The long run effect of migration solely by unskilled workers is that skilled workers in the home country acquire additional human capital yet their share in the country's workforce falls. Consequently, the country's average level of human capital is lowered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Depletion of human capital
  • Human capital formation
  • Migration of unskilled workers


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