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Learning about migration decisions from the migrants: Using complementary datasets to model intra-regional migrations in Spain

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  • Manuel Arellano

    () (CEMFI, Casado del Alisal 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain)

  • Olympia Bover

    () (Banco de España, Servicio de Estudios, Alcalá 50, 28014 Madrid, Spain)

Abstract

We investigate the determinants of the remarkable increase in intra-regional migrations since the 1980's in Spain, using a large administrative micro dataset on migrants. Conditional migration probabilities are identified by comparing the migrants' joint distribution of characteristics to the corresponding distribution from the Spanish Labour Force Survey. The proportion of employment in the service industry, unemployment, house prices and education, all have an important positive effect on the individual probabilities of intra-regional migration.

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  • Manuel Arellano & Olympia Bover, 2002. "Learning about migration decisions from the migrants: Using complementary datasets to model intra-regional migrations in Spain," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 15(2), pages 357-380.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:15:y:2002:i:2:p:357-380
    Note: Received: 16 May 1999/Accepted: 26 September 2000
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    Keywords

    Intra-regional migration · endogenous sampling · employment in services;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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