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The Pattern of Migration with Variable Migration Cost


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  • Nancy H. Chau

    (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)


In this paper, we examine the role of migrant network in determining patterns of outmigration. Conditions under which migration equilibrium may permit multiple steady states are identified. Our analysis discusses instances where migration generates its own demand and explains differences in migration propensities across potential sources of outmigration.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Urban/Regional with number 9511001.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 1995
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:9511001

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Keywords: international-; regional-; labor economics; migration;

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  1. Nina Neubecker & Marcel Smolka & Anne Steinbacher, 2012. "Networks and Selection in International Migration to Spain," IAW Discussion Papers 83, Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (IAW).
  2. Winters, Paul C. & de Janvry, Alain & Sadoulet, Elisabeth, 1999. "Family And Community Networks In Mexico-U.S. Migration," Working Papers 12907, University of New England, School of Economics.
  3. Peter R. Mueser & David Mandy & Eric Parsons, 2011. "Population Population Movements in the Presence of Agglomeration and Congestion Effects: Local Policy and the Social Optimum," Working Papers 1123, Department of Economics, University of Missouri.
  4. Zerlentes, Becky & Hewings, Geoffrey J.D. & Weiler, Stephan, 2009. "Modeling production externalities in the maquila industry," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(3), pages 822-835, January.


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