International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Nexus between Education, Migration and Earnings of Migrants in Pakistan
Ghulam Sarwar, Maqbool Hussain Sial

The study examines effect of education on decision to migrate and on earnings of migrants within human capital framework using LFS 2006-07 data. The results showed the probability to migrate increases with education and age is an important determinant for migration; decision to migrate diminishes with age. Human capital determinants, education and experience had a significant effect on earnings of migrants. Returns to education for migrants increase as level of educational attainment raises. It implies that education and earnings have a positive relation. Concavity of earnings-experience profile of migrants shows earnings of migrants increase at decreasing rate.

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