Moving Across Borders: Who is Willing to Migrate or to Commute?
AbstractThis paper analyses the willingness to commute and migrate across borders. We focus on differences in the effects of individual characteristics on the willingness to migrate and the willingness to commute. Based on a random utility model we estimate a multinomial probit regression using individual level data on migration and commuting plans in regions of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia bordering on Austria. We find that indirect costs of mobility have a smaller impact on the probability of being willing to commute. Variables associated with potential earnings have mostly low marginal effects and no evidence of selection by education.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 322.
Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 11 Jun 2008
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willingness to migrate; willingness to commute; cross-border commuting; multinomial probit regression;
Other versions of this item:
- Peter Huber & Klaus Nowotny, 2013. "Moving across Borders: Who is Willing to Migrate or to Commute?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(9), pages 1462-1481, October.
- NEP-ALL-2008-09-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2008-09-05 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-DEV-2008-09-05 (Development)
- NEP-MIG-2008-09-05 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2008-09-05 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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