Triangular human capital flows between sending, entrepot and the rest of the world regions

Don J. DeVoretz, John Ma


A model of triangular movement of highly skilled immigrants between a
sending country (China/India) to an entrepot country (Canada) and then possibly to the rest of the world is developed. The question of who stays or leaves after arrival in the entrepot country is considered. The acquisition of subsidized human capital and the ascension to citizenship by immigrants are argued to be key conditioners that reduce the probability of staying in the entrepot country. Finally, the model predicts if the best or the mediocre highly skilled stay or leave the entrepot country for the sending region or the rest of the world.

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