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Migration impact on Moroccan unemployment: A static computable general equilibrium analysis

Karam, Fida and Decaluwe, Bernard (2007) Migration impact on Moroccan unemployment: A static computable general equilibrium analysis. In: International Economic Conference on Trade and Industry (IECTI) 2007, 3 - 5 December 2007, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang. (Unpublished)

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Recently, much research interest is directed towards the impact of migration on the sending country. However, we think that this literature does not successfully analyse migration effects on unemployment and wage rates especially in urban areas. It studies the effect of one kind of migration flow, mainly international migration, on labour market in the country of origin and shows that international migration is able to reduce unemployment rate and/or raise wage rate. However, it is common to find labour markets affected simultaneously by inflows and outflows of workers. Using a detailed CGE model applied to the Moroccan economy, we show that if we take into account simultaneously Moroccan emigration to the European Union, immigration from Sub-Saharan Africa into Moroccan urban areas and rural-urban migration, the impact on Moroccan urban labour market disaggregated by professional categories is ambiguous.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by Faculty of Economics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Imperfect labour market, Migration, Computable general equilibirium model
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 12:01
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 12:01

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