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Demographic and economic pressure on emigration out of Africa

Hatton, TJ and Williamson, JG (2003) Demographic and economic pressure on emigration out of Africa. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

Two of the main forces driving European emigration in the late nineteenth century were real wage gaps between sending and receiving regions and demographic booms in the low-wage sending regions. Our new estimates of net migration for the countries of sub-Saharan Africa show that exactly the same forces driving African across-border migration are at work today. The results suggest that rapid growth in the cohort of potential young emigrants, population pressure on the resource base, and slow economic growth are likely to intensify the pressure for migration out of Africa and into high-wage OECD countries over the next two decades.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:09
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3302

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