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New Directions in Migration Research: Perspectives from Some North American Regional Science Disciplines


  • Greenwood, Michael J.
  • Mueser, Peter R.
  • Plane, David A.
  • Schlottmann, Alan M.


This paper takes several surveys of the literature concerning migration research as its starting point and directs the reader toward a number of potentially fruitful lines for future research. Major sections include one on modeling migrant choice in which the pros and cons of using gross versus net migration measures are discussed. A second introduces and discusses the concept of a spatial choice set, which has the potential to be implemented with laboratory experimental techniques. The third involves a wide-ranging discussion of new directions in modeling the interrelationships between employment and migration. Coauthors are Peter R. Mueser, David A. Plane, and Alan M. Schlottmann.

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  • Greenwood, Michael J. & Mueser, Peter R. & Plane, David A. & Schlottmann, Alan M., 1991. "New Directions in Migration Research: Perspectives from Some North American Regional Science Disciplines," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 25(4), pages 237-270.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:25:y:1991:i:4:p:237-70

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    1. Hannu Tervo, 2000. "Migration and Labour Market Adjustment: Empirical evidence from Finland 1985-90," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(3), pages 343-360.
    2. Ronald L. Whisler & Brigitte S. Waldorf & Gordon F. Mulligan & David A. Plane, 2008. "Quality of Life and the Migration of the College-Educated: A Life-Course Approach," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 39(1), pages 58-94.
    3. Suzi Kerr & Susana Cardenas & Joanna Hendy, 2004. "Migration and the Environment in the Galapagos:An analysis of economic and policy incentives driving migration, potential impacts from migration control, and potential policies to reduce migration pre," Others 0403001, EconWPA.
    4. Haapanen, Mika, 2002. "Variation of migration behaviour in population," ERSA conference papers ersa02p283, European Regional Science Association.
    5. Lasse Sigbjorn Stambol, 2001. "Local labour market performance through different activation rates, input and economic returns to human capital," ERSA conference papers ersa01p141, European Regional Science Association.
    6. Haapanen, Mika, 2000. "Impact Of Expected Earnings On Interregional Migration Decisions In Finland," ERSA conference papers ersa00p269, European Regional Science Association.
    7. David C Maré & Wai Kin Choy, 2001. "Regional Labour Market Adjustment and the Movements of People: A Review," Treasury Working Paper Series 01/08, New Zealand Treasury.
    8. Haapanen, Mika, 1998. "Internal Migration and Labour Market Transitions of Unemployment Workers," Discussion Papers 179, VATT Institute for Economic Research.
    9. William J. Milne, 1993. "The Interaction Between Regional Science And Economics: An Economist's View," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 23(1), pages 65-72, Summer.
    10. Michael J. Greenwood & Gary H. McClelland & William D. Schultze, 1997. "The Effects of Perceptions of Hazardous Waste on Migration: A Laboratory Experimental Approach," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 27(2), pages 143-161, Fall.
    11. Poncet, Sandra, 2006. "Provincial migration dynamics in China: Borders, costs and economic motivations," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 385-398, May.

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