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Twenty years of internal migration in Italy. Answers from some economic and non-economic determinants

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  • Mariangela Bonasia

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The aim of the paper is to examine the determinants of interregional migration in Italy. In addition to the conventional variables used to explain migration decision, the impact of housing prices and externalities variables were studied. The period considered is 1985-2006, during which different migration trends took place. Using a GMM dynamic panel, the results show that this model, due to the complexity of the internal migration process, omits some important economic and non-economic variables and may not be representative of migration flow in Italy. Furthermore, the analysis confirms the perception that in different periods could be different also the reasons behind the migration decision.

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Paper provided by CRISEI, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy in its series Discussion Papers with number 6_2012.

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Date of creation: 19 Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:crj:dpaper:6_2012

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Keywords: Internal Migration; Panel Data; House Prices;

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  1. Okui, Ryo, 2009. "The optimal choice of moments in dynamic panel data models," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 151(1), pages 1-16, July.
  2. Piras Romano, 2005. "Il contenuto di capitale umano dei flussi migratori interregionali: 1980-2002," Politica economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 461.
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