1987 volume 19(8) pages 1051 – 1057
doi:10.1068/a191051

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Schaeffer P V, 1987, "A dynamical model of labor-market change in international labor migrations when demand for labor is exogenous" Environment and Planning A 19(8) 1051 – 1057

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A dynamical model of labor-market change in international labor migrations when demand for labor is exogenous

P V Schaeffer

Received 10 July 1986

Abstract. Relatively little is known about the long-run behavior of international labor migrations. One of the biggest concerns in immigration debates relates to the continued pressure on the borders of the wealthy countries. This immigration pressure will decline significantly only if the poor nations manage to provide more high-wage jobs. An earlier model of international labor migration is used to derive additional insights into the growth and decline of labor supply in different labor markets resulting from migration. Particular attention is paid to labor demand growth requirements in a sending country so that out-migration will slow down and eventually stop.

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