Networks as determinants of rural migration
AbstractThis paper focuses on networks as determinants of rural migration and the importance of networks in a rural development perspective. Furthermore the impact of public goods and amenities on migration decisions in rural regions is investigated. Special attention is paid on heterogeneity in peoples migration-decisive components. Data base is a non-farm household-survey of four rural communities in Poland. The estimations show that migration decisions are influenceable in different ways: Social networks as well as socio-economic components and the regional public-good endowment are important drivers of migration, but the direction and amount of influence depends on individual-preferences and on individual network-structures - among other things especially on the network-localization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 118th Seminar, August 25-27, 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia with number 94829.
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Migration; rural development; social networks; latent class model; Community/Rural/Urban Development; R23; D83; H41;
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- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
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- NEP-MIG-2010-11-13 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SOC-2010-11-13 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-TRA-2010-11-13 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-11-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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