International Handbook on the Economics of Migration
Show Less

International Handbook on the Economics of Migration

Edited by Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann

Migration economics is a dynamic, fast-growing research area with significant and rising policy relevance. While its scope is continually extending, there is no authoritative treatment of its various branches in one volume. Written by 44 leading experts in the field, this carefully commissioned and refereed Handbook brings together 28 state-of-the-art chapters on migration research and related issues.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 23: Skill-based immigrant selection and labor market outcomes by visa category

Abdurrahman Aydemir


The growing role of skills in today’s knowledge-based economies and the aging of populations that emerge as a result of decreased fertility and longer life expectancy have substantially increased the importance of immigration for many countries, making it one of the top policy priorities. Among many impacts of immigration on the receiving countries, economic consequences attract a lot of attention and form an important part of the debate on immigration. Receiving countries face important decisions in terms of the size of immigrants to be admitted, the composition in terms of various visa categories, and the selection mechanism that determines admission within each category. These decisions, in turn, have important implications for the economic consequences of immigration in the receiving countries. A large number of studies within the economics literature focus on the selectivity of immigrants in terms of skills they bring to the host countries. Studies that focus on the selectivity of immigrants relative to the source country populations aim to uncover the factors that determine the migration decisions.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.