Policy brief
Author

Uri Dadush, Soonhwa Yi

December
2014
Thematic Working Groups
Labor migration
Cross Cutting Themes
Public perceptions and communications
Regions
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
North America
South Asia
Applicable countries
Cambodia
Canada
Germany
India
Myanmar
Spain
United States
Vietnam
Abstract:

While low-skilled labor migration is not without cost, the list of benefits in host economies is long: low-skilled migrants enable natives to specialize in more highly paid jobs, reduce the cost of non-traded services, lower the cost of production, and increase firms’ global competitiveness.