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Migration and Age: The Effect of Age on Sensitivity to Migration Stimuli


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  • Jim Millington
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    MILLINGTON J. (2000) Migration and age: the effect of age on sensitivity to migration stimuli, Reg. Studies 34 , 521-533. A review of the migration literature reveals a lack of studies that explicitly examine the relationship between age and sensitivity to migration stimuli. Poisson modelling techniques are employed on British inter-county gross migration ows to produce results which emphasize the importance of age disaggregation in empirical migration studies. Allowing for a variety of migration stimuli, responsiveness to spatial labour market disparities declines through the lifecycle whilst the converse is true of housing and amenity effects. MILLINGTON J. (2000) La migration et l'age: l'impact de l'age sur la sensibilite aux incitations a la migration, Reg. Studies 34 , 521-533. Une critique de la documentation sur la migration laisse voir un manque d'etudes qui examinent de facon explicite le rapport entre l'age et la sensibilite aux incitations a la migration. Les techniques de modelisation du type Poisson se voient employer pour les ux bruts de migration entre les comtes de la Grande-Bretagne a n de produire des resultats qui soulignent l'importance de la decomposition par age pour les etudes empiriques de la migration. Compte tenu d'un nombre d'incitations a la migration, la sensibilite aux ecarts geographiques du marche du travail a tendance a diminuer avec la vie, tandis que l'inverse est vrai pour ce qui concerne les effets logement et agrement. MILLINGTON J. (2000) Wanderung und Alter: Auswirkung des Alters auf Empfanglichkeit fur Wanderungsanreize, Reg. Studies 34 , 521-533. Eine Durchsicht der Literatur uber Einund Auswanderung zeigt, dass es an Studien mangelt, die ausdrucklich die Beziehung zwischen Alter und der Empfanglichkeit fur Anreize, zu wandern, untersucht Die Technik des Poisson Modells wird auf britische Bruttowanderungsstrome von einer Grafschaft zur anderen angewandt, um Ergebnisse zu erzielen, welche die Bedeutung der Unterscheidung von Altersgruppen bei empirischen Wanderungsuntersuchungen betont. Obschon eine Vielzahl von Anregungen, aus-, bz.w. einzuwandern, auftretcn konnen, nimmt die Reaktion auf raumliche Stellenmarktunterschiede im Laufe der Jahre ab, wahrend in Hinsicht auf die Auswirkung von Wohn- und Annehmlichkeitsverhaltnissen das Gegenteil zutrifft.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 521-533

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    Keywords: Migration; Age; House Prices; Amenities;


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