# Free Trade and Migration of Peoples

However, to verify this, I would need to know if a greater percentage of Americans are working abroad now than in the past, and how this trend has evolved over time. And if so, if people are working abroad out of necessity because they cannot find suitable work domestically, not because they earn more money abroad which makes the trade-off worthwhile. So image if someone were presented the opportunity to either work domestically and make $100k or work abroad and make$200k. The first choice would be enough to make a living, but the second choice of earning more money makes the inconvenience worthwhile.