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La localisation des immigrants en France : Une première approche

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  • Hubert Jayet
  • Nadiya UKRAYINCHUK

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In this paper we study the location of immigrants in France in 1990, using data at the finest geographic level available, the municipalities. Our analysis combines cartography, exploratory spatial data analysis and the estimation of counting models. We find that, if immigrants are highly concentrated, this concentration is far from being uniform : immigrants tend to aggregate in a small number of municipalities, mainly in urban areas, and over representation in a region is not the outcome of a higher rate of immigrants everywhere in the region. There are more municipalities with a high rate of immigrants, still surrounded by municipalities with few immigrants. We also show that urbanization is an important factor of attraction and that newcomers are attracted by the locations where former migrants are concentrated. However, the geographical effects are important and there is still room for exploring other location factors.

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Article provided by Armand Colin in its journal Revue d’Économie Régionale & Urbaine.

Volume (Year): novembre (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 625-649

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Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_074_0625

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Keywords: Migration; location;

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Cited by:
  1. Combes, Pierre-Philippe & Decreuse, Bruno & Laouénan, Morgane & Trannoy, Alain, 2014. "Customer Discrimination and Employment Outcomes: Theory and Evidence from the French Labor Market," IZA Discussion Papers 8150, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Jose Villaverde & Adolfo Maza & María Hierro, 2011. "Regional international migration distribution in Spain: which factors are behind?," ERSA conference papers ersa11p530, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Nadiya Ukrayinchuk & Hubert Jayet, 2011. "Immigrant location and network effects: the Helvetic case," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 32(3), pages 313-333, July.
  4. Hubert JAYET & Glenn RAYP & Ilse RUYSSEN & Nadiya UKRAYINCHUK, 2014. "Immigrants’ location choice in Belgium," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2014004, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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