Interregional Migration and Polarisation: A Theoretical Analysis
We suggest that people higher up in the income ladder care more for the 'quality of life' rather than for the level of income per se. We introduce such a behaviourial assumption in a model of 'rural-urban'and 'urban-urban' migration. 'Quality of life' depends crucially on the 'social infrastructure' which is provided by the regional governments. We show, how starting from a given distribution of skilled labour across two regions and given state of social infrastructure, one of the region loses all the skilled people and the regions are polarised as 'skilled' and 'unskilled' segments of an economy. The results derived in the model continue to hold in more robust specifications of the framework. They also continue to hold when regions are allowed to choose tax rates to finance 'quality of life'.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||Sep 1998|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Bonn Graduate School of Economics, University of Bonn, Adenauerallee 24 - 26, 53113 Bonn, Germany|
Fax: +49 228 73 6884
Web page: http://www.bgse.uni-bonn.de
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bon:bonsfa:582. 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: (BGSE Office)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.