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An analysis of migratory systems: 2. Operational framework


  • P Kanaroglou
  • K-L Liaw
  • Y Y Papageorgiou


This is the second in a series of three interrelated papers which aim to combine evolutionary migration models with stochastic utility theory. The first paper dealt with migratory dynamics. Here the details are given of a choice model, established by McFadden, which can be used in conjunction with migratory dynamics thus providing an explicit link between the macroproperties of the population system and human behaviour. First, the structure of transition probabilities is derived under a two-level decision to migrate. An argument is then given about the empirical form of these probabilities, and the discussion closes with a method which can be used for their maximum likelihood estimation.

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  • P Kanaroglou & K-L Liaw & Y Y Papageorgiou, 1986. "An analysis of migratory systems: 2. Operational framework," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 18(8), pages 1039-1060, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:18:y:1986:i:8:p:1039-1060

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    1. Lei Xu, 2007. "Characterization and Explanation of the 1996-2001 Inter-CMA Migration of the Second Generation in Canada," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 196, McMaster University.
    2. Lei Xu, 2007. "Inter-CMA Migration of the Immigrants in Canada: 1991-1996 and 1996-2001," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 195, McMaster University.
    3. Nijkamp, P. & Reggiani, A., 1987. "Spatial interaction and input-output models : a dynamic stochastic multi-objective framework," Serie Research Memoranda 0059, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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