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Econometric Analysis Of Internal Migration In Russia

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  • E. Vakulenko
  • N. Mkrtchyan
  • K. Furmanov

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Using panel data for the 2001-2008 period we estimate the gravity model of migration between Russian regions. We show that though the migration flows have been quite stable, their determinants have changed substantially. Our special attention is drawn to the role of distance between the regions. Our special attention is drawn to the role of distance between regions as one of the main factors of migration. Dividing pairs of regions into nine groups according to the distance between regional centers, we estimate the model for each group separately. We find out that social and economic factors are affecting migration mainly between nearby regions. Yet the intensity of flows between distant (>500 km) areas is almost uncorrelated with indicators of social and economic development of regions.

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Article provided by Economic Laboratory for Transition Research (ELIT) in its journal Montenegrin Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 7 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 21-33

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Handle: RePEc:mje:mjejnl:v:7:y:2011:i:2:p:21-33

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  1. Tiiu Paas, 2000. "Gravity Approach For Modeling Trade Flows Between Estonia And The Main Trading Partners," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 4, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
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  1. Elena Vakulenko, 2014. "Does migration lead to regional convergence in Russia?," HSE Working papers WP BRP 53/EC/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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