Move inside the “Bell Jar”: A Property Rights Approach to the Skills of Migrants

Schlegel, Stefan (2018). Move inside the “Bell Jar”: A Property Rights Approach to the Skills of Migrants. Interational Migration, 56(6), pp. 36-51. Wiley 10.1111/imig.12499

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This article develops the idea that control over somebody's migration can be understood as a property right. In the context of migration and development, this means (1) that skills of migrants can be explained as a function of access to property rights; and (2) that the possibilities of investing in these skills could be improved by giving migrants access to property rights over their own migration. Compared with efforts to formalize property rights within developing economies, access to the property right over migration has the important advantage that its value does not depend on the (often dysfunctional) institutions of the country of origin.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Public Law > Institute of Public Law

UniBE Contributor:

Schlegel, Stefan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science

ISSN:

1468-2435

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Schlegel

Date Deposited:

20 Nov 2019 16:02

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2019 08:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/imig.12499

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.133945

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133945

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