How Technological Advancement Explain Labour Migration? Evidence from Asia

By Michael C. M. Ng.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This paper addresses an issue of how technological advancements affect labor migration in Asia. In economics, migration is regarded as a kind of investment in human capital. Technological advancements interlink with globalization and have two effects on labour demand. The general consensus is that it reduces the demand for low-skilled labour and creates demand for high-skilled labour, also information cost is substantially reduced through Internet search engine development, thus, migration flow should be affected by technological advancements. The empirical result shows that technological growth brings a positive effect on migration stock as well as net migration. The brain drain problem will also be discussed.

Keywords: Globalization, Labor Migration, Technological advancement, Human Capital Theory

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.69-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.157MB).

Michael C. M. Ng

Lecturer (Economics), School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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