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Economies 2017, 5(3), 31; doi:10.3390/economies5030031

A Brief Overview of International Migration Motives and Impacts, with Specific Reference to FDI

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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije University of Amsterdam, 1081 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Geography, Adam Mickiewicz University, 61-712 Poznan, Poland
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Academic Editor: Jacques Poot
Received: 16 November 2015 / Revised: 7 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 August 2017 / Published: 21 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Long-Run Economic Impacts of International Migration)
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International migration has become one of the most debated topics in many developed and developing countries. Host countries are concerned about the socioeconomic consequences of international migration, while sending countries—from a developing country’s perspective—are concerned about the brain drain and loss of their younger population. This paper presents a concise literature review on existing theories of international migration, and long-run effects of international migration on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The empirical studies reviewed in this paper indicate a positive and statistically significant relationship between international migration and FDI. View Full-Text
Keywords: international migration; foreign direct investment (FDI) international migration; foreign direct investment (FDI)
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Gheasi, M.; Nijkamp, P. A Brief Overview of International Migration Motives and Impacts, with Specific Reference to FDI. Economies 2017, 5, 31.

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