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Colombian Emigration by Administrative Regions

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  • Saenz, Mariana

    () (Georgia Southern University)

  • Lewer, Joshua J.

    () (Bradley University)

Abstract

This article contributes to immigration literature by applying a Random Utility Maximization model to derive a migration gravity model that explains factors affecting migration outflows per administrative unit and region for the country of Colombia. Negative binomial cross-sectional estimates indicate that departments sharing an international border and overall labor market conditions are significance determinants of migration patterns for the departments, but non-economic factors such as credit constraints and cultural networks also affect migration outflows. Estimation of regional migration outflows are also provided and yield unique findings per geographic location.

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  • Saenz, Mariana & Lewer, Joshua J., 2015. "Colombian Emigration by Administrative Regions," IZA Discussion Papers 9514, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp9514
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    Keywords

    gravity model; Colombia; emigration; negative binomial regression;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government

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