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GTAP Resource #4044

"The GMig2 Data Base: Extending GTAP 8 to Include Global Bilateral Migration, Wages and Remittances"
by Walmsley, Terrie, Angel Aguiar, Zekarias Hussein and Christopher Parsons

This document describes the construction of the Global Bilateral Migration Data Base, the GMig2 Data Base, based on the GTAP 8 Data Base. To avoid confusion we will refer to this database as the GMig2 8_0 Data Base where 8 refers to the version of the underlying GTAP Data Base and 0 refers to the first or original version of the migration data.

Recent developments by Özden, Parsons, Schiff and Walmsley (2011) to construct a time series of bilateral matrix of foreign population have allowed us to update the previous GMig2 7_0 database of labor, remittances, and wages. The purpose of this document is to outline how this data is combined with other data on wages and remittances to create a database which can be used to model the impact of labor movements.

The GMig2 8_0 Data Base is based on and consistent with the GTAP 8 Data Base. The GTAP 8 Data Base contains input-output data on 129 regions and 57 commodities, as well as detailed bilateral trade, transport and protection information (Narayanan et al., 2012). In addition to the GTAP Data Base and the Özden, Parsons, Schiff and Walmsley (2011) we also obtained remittance data from the IMF; participation rates obtained from the ILO LABORSTA database website (ILO, 2012); skill splits estimated from data obtained from LABORSTA and Docquier et al. (2010). The migration labor force data and total remittances are constructed for 244 countries and then aggregated up to the GTAP countries, where wages and incomes can then be determined. In this way the migration database can be updated as new countries are incorporated into the GTAP Data Base.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: Utilities
GTAP 8 Satellite Data and Utilities Documentation
Status: Published
By/In: Center for Global Trade Analysis
Date: 2013
Created: Batta, G. (2/27/2013)
Updated: Batta, G. (5/17/2013)
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- Migration
- Other data bases and data issues
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions

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Posted by: Sharma, Prerna   11/16/2016 11:23:00 AM
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