The self-selection problem implies that rational agents optimize their decision to participate in different markets. Roy (1951) was the first to address this problem, analyzing how individuals optimize their decision depending on their skills. In the case of migration, self-selection not only depends on the unobservable characteristics of an individual such as ability, motivation or […]
Cuban Immigrants in the United States: What Determines their Earnings Distribution?
Notes1 In terms of education level, Cuban immigrants positively self-select in their migration decision, that is, the people with the highest levels of education are those who tend to migrate. In general, migrants have more years of study than the mean years of study of workers in Cuba (Cobas and Fernández, 2014) and therefore they […]