Historical Emigration and its Long-Run Impact on Human Capital at Origin

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Over the past decades, the number of international migrants has increased remarkably, rising from 85 million in the 1970s to more than 280 million today. Similarly, migrants have been concentrating more and more in OECD countries United Nations Migration Report, 2020). These trends have brought growing attention among policymakers and society, who seek to understand who migrates and why, and how this affects both sending and receiving countries. In recent years, scholars have been increasingly looking into history to enrich our understanding of migration phenomena. Examining migration issues through the lenses of history offers several advantages and has the potential to challenge current views and reshape migration policies...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationEsch-sur-Alzette
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2021

Publication series

NamePolicy Brief
ISSN (Electronic)2716-7437


  • emigration
  • long-run
  • impact
  • human capital
  • origin
  • Latin America

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