Contagious Migration: Evidence from the Philippines
AbstractOutward migration data from the Philippines exhibit spatial clustering. This is likely due to information spillover effects--fellow migrants share information with other neighboring migrants, thereby lowering the costs of migration. To verify this, we use spatial econometrics to define a geography-based network of migrants and estimate its effect on the growth in the number of succeeding migrants. We find that current and past migration from one municipality induces contemporaneous and future migration in neighboring municipalities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2011-18.
Date of creation: 2011
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migration; Philippines; fiduciary system; global imbalances; network effects; spatial econometrics;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-01-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-01-10 (Development)
- NEP-GEO-2012-01-10 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-MIG-2012-01-10 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2012-01-10 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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