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A meta-analysis on the determinants of migration and brain drain

Soon, Jan Jan and Ahmad, Siti Aznor and Lim, Hock Eam (2013) A meta-analysis on the determinants of migration and brain drain. Project Report. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok. (Unpublished)

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This research report represents a clear departure from the migration literature and a first attempt in applying a meta-analysis on the impact of education on migration behaviour.A three-part meta-analysis is applied on twenty-two rigorously selected studies examining education as one of the determinants of migration.The first part, the standard meta-analysis, finds that most of the effect sizes or the impact of the education variable to be positive, i.e. indicating that the more educated tend towards migrating.The summary impact of the education coefficient estimate is found to have a magnitude of approximately +0.300. The second part of the meta-analysis checks for publication bias; formal tests suggest no evidence of such bias in our meta-analysis.In the final part, a meta-regression is used to account for the source of heterogeneity in the coefficient estimates between studies, in which six of the study characteristics are found significant.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: S/O: 12446
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Jan Jan Soon
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 01:16
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 03:11
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12774

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