The Gender Dimension of the Female Highly Skilled Migrants

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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


One of the strategic assets in economic systems is human capital, therefore, advanced and emerging economies have implemented several policies aiming at improving skilled professional inflow. However, highly skilled migrations analysis represents an underdeveloped area of research in geographical sector; gender studies are even more underrepresented. To this end, the paper intends to investigate the skilled labor migration, the gender dimension of female highly skilled professionals, with a special focus on the OECD area. The author, thus, will provide an analysis of the destinations countries, sectorial differences, and labor market integration, in order to show the difficulties female human capital has to face in their migratory project.


International labor market Human capital Gender differences Migration policies Skilled migrations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università Niccolò CusanoRomeItaly

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