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A gravity model of immigration

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  • Lewer, Joshua J.
  • Van den Berg, Hendrik

This paper develops a gravity model of immigration. Tests of the model using panel data for 16 OECD countries for 1991-2000 confirm the model's high explanatory power, and examples illustrate its usefulness for testing other hypothesized determinants of immigration.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 164-167

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:99:y:2008:i:1:p:164-167
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