A Review of the Impact of FDI on Skill Acquisition

Yang FENG, Yang WANG


Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important force that promotes the economic growth and social development in developing countries, and it is also an important factor that affects skill acquisition of local residents. Based on the recent literature, this paper systematically summarizes the impact of FDI on individual educational attainment. The conclusion shows that whether FDI could promote individual’s skill acquisition, depends on the job opportunities and wages, as well as conceptual influence that FDI brings to the host country. This paper provides a reference for the long-term impact of FDI on the human capital accumulation, and indicates the available direction of related topic.


FDI; Skill acquisition; Labor market; Concept

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