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

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije University of Amsterdam, 1081 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Geography, Adam Mickiewicz University, 61-712 Poznan, Poland
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Academic Editor: Jacques Poot
Economies 2017, 5(3), 31;
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)
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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