IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Determinants of Internal and External Immigration to the Canary Islands

Listed author(s):
  • Anastasia Hernández Alemán
  • Carmelo J. León
Registered author(s):

    Hernández Alemán A. and León C. J. Determinants of internal and external immigration to the Canary Islands, Regional Studies . This paper analyses the determinants of internal and external immigration to the Canary Islands, within the impacts of the regulatory changes in Spain's immigration policy. It utilizes a structural equations system approach for both internal and external immigration. The results show that immigration policies have had a positive impact on immigration flows, and that major economic variables have played a more relevant role than the pleasant climate. However, external immigration has been more affected by the pleasant weather than internal immigration. The positive impact of previous immigration raises doubts about the potential efficiency of the family reunion policy. Hernández Alemán A. et León C. J. Les déterminants de l'immigration intérieure et extérieure aux Canaries, Regional Studies . Cet article cherche à analyser les déterminants de l'immigration intérieure et extérieure aux Canaries dans le cadre des retombées des modifications aux dispositions réglementaires à la politique de l'immigration en Espagne. On emploie une façon basée sur un système d'équations structurelles à la fois pour l'immigration intérieure et extérieure. Les résultats laissent voir que les politiques de l'immigration ont eu un effet positif sur les flux d'immigrés, et que les principales variables économiques ont joué un rôle plus pertinent que le climat agréable. Cependant, l'immigration extérieure a été plus touchée par le climat agréable que par l'immigration intérieure. L'effet positif de l'immigration antérieure soulève certaines questions quant à l'efficacité éventuelle de la politique de réunion familiale. Déterminants de l'immigration Canaries Système d'équations Politique de l'immigration Immigration intérieure et extérieure Hernández Alemán A. und León C. J. Determinanten der internen und externen Immigration zu den Kanarischen Inseln, Regional Studies . In diesem Beitrag analysieren wir die Determinanten der internen und externen Immigration zu den Kanarischen Inseln innerhalb der Auswirkungen der Gesetzesänderungen der Einwanderungspolitik Spaniens. Sowohl die interne als auch die externe Immigration werden mit Hilfe eines strukturellen Gleichungssystems untersucht. Aus den Ergebnissen geht hervor, dass sich die Einwanderungspolitiken positiv auf die Einwanderungsströme ausgewirkt haben und dass die wirtschaftlichen Hauptvariablen eine wichtigere Rolle gespielt haben als das angenehme Klima. Allerdings wurde die externe Immigration stärker durch das angenehme Klima beeinflusst als die interne Immigration. Die positive Auswirkung der früheren Immigration lässt Zweifel an der potenziellen Wirksamkeit der Politik zur Familienzusammenführung aufkommen. Determinanten der Immigration Kanarische Inseln Gleichungssystem Immigrationspolitik Interne und externe Immigration Hernández Alemán A. y León C. J. Determinantes de la inmigración interior y exterior en las Islas Canarias, Regional Studies . Este artículo analiza los determinantes de la inmigración exterior e interior en Canarias, y los impactos de las políticas de inmigración. Se utiliza un sistema de ecuaciones estructurales para la inmigración interior y exterior. Los resultados muestran que las políticas de inmigración han tenido un impacto positivo en los flujos inmigratorios, y que las variables económicas han desempeñado un papel más relevante que el clima. Sin embargo, la inmigración exterior ha sido más afectada por el clima que la interior. Los impactos positivos de la inmigración corriente en los flujos cuestionan la eficacia de las políticas de reunión familiar. Determinantes de la inmigración Islas Canarias Sistema de ecuaciones Política de inmigración Inmigración exterior e interior

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 391-403

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:46:y:2012:i:3:p:391-403
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.505912
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    Order Information: Web:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:46:y:2012:i:3:p:391-403. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.