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Co-national and cross-national pulls in international migration to Spain

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  • Neubecker, Nina
  • Smolka, Marcel

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A large literature documents that migrants are attracted to destinations that already host migrants of their same nationality (co-national pull). Drawing on aggregate migration data from Spain, detailed by country of origin and province of destination for the period 1996–2006, we find that migrants are also attracted to destinations that already host migrants from nationalities that are adjacent to their own (cross-national pull).

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  • Neubecker, Nina & Smolka, Marcel, 2013. "Co-national and cross-national pulls in international migration to Spain," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 51-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:28:y:2013:i:c:p:51-61
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iref.2013.05.007
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    2. Neubecker, Nina & Smolka, Marcel & Steinbacher, Anne, 2012. "Networks and selection in international migration to Spain," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 35, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

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    Keywords

    International migration; Cross-national pull effect; Aggregate migration data; Spain;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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