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  • Sabates, Ricardo
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    Most of the empirical literature on migration in the context of developing countries focuses on migration from rural to urban areas. This paper aims to extend the analysis by incorporating rural-rural migration in Peru for the year of 1997. Based on a theoretical result, three empirical factors are explored in the paper using data from the Peruvian Living Standard Measurement Survey. First, wage differentials from different jobs shape the probabilities of rural-urban and rural-rural migration in distinct ways. Second, as compared with individuals that migrate to rural areas, urban migrants accumulate private wealth – in the form of durable goods - and acquire more public services. Finally, migrants are equally likely to move to a rural or an urban district as long as these are located in richer provinces.

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    Article provided by Mid-Continent Regional Science Association in its journal Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jrapmc:132177

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    1. Newey, Whitney K., 1987. "Efficient estimation of limited dependent variable models with endogenous explanatory variables," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 231-250, November.
    2. Razin, A. & Sadka, E., 1992. "Resisting Migration: Wage Rigidity and Income Redistribution," Papers 28-94, Tel Aviv.
    3. Pessino, Carola, 1991. "Sequential migration theory and evidence from Peru," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 55-87, July.
    4. Leach, John, 1996. "Training, migration, and regional income disparities," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(3), pages 429-443, September.
    5. Thomas Krichel & Paul Levine, 1997. "The Welfare Economics of Rural to Urban Migration: The Harris-Todaro Model Revisited," School of Economics Discussion Papers 9702, School of Economics, University of Surrey.
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    1. Vargas, Enver, 2012. "El impacto del gasto público sobre el proceso de migración interna: Evidencia empírica para el periodo 2002-2007," Revista Estudios Económicos, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, issue 23, pages 67-81.
    2. Kristjanson, P. & Krishna, A. & Radeny, M. & Kuan, J. & Quilca, G. & Sanchez-Urrelo, A. & Leon-Velarde, C., 2007. "Poverty dynamics and the role of livestock in the Peruvian Andes," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 94(2), pages 294-308, May.

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