EU Sources - The impact of migration on wages in the CEE economies - August 31, 2016

Migration from CEE countries has been unusually large, persistent and dominated by educated and young people. An IMF-staff discussion note analyses the impact on the economy of the sending countries. The significant outflow of skilled labour has reduced the size of the labour force and productivity, adversely affecting growth in sending countries and slowing per capita income convergence. Countries that have experienced significant outflows of skilled workers (the Baltics and the South Eastern countries) have seen greater upward pressures on domestic wages.


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