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What Sways the Decision to Migrate? An Empirical Analysis of the Argentinean Case

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  • A. Daniela Cristina

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    (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas)

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    Labour mobility among different regions within a country is known as one of the mechanisms that can contribute to the adjustment of regional labour markets. This will only occur on the condition that the individual’s responses to labour earnings differentials are sensitive enough. This paper provides with empirical evidence for Argentina concerning the analysis of the individual’s decision to migrate, and in particular, the response of the individuals to regional wage differentials, based on individual data. A random effects logit for panel data models the migration decision. The real expected income was found to signigficantly influence the probability of migrating.

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    Article provided by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas in its journal Revista de Economía y Estadística.

    Volume (Year): XLVI (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 7-30

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    Keywords: Migration Decision; Income; Random Effects Logit; Argentina;

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