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The analysis of internal migrations in the context of socio-economic aspects – two-step approach


  • Justyna Wilk

    () (Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland)

  • Michal Bernard Pietrzak

    () (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)


The subject of this paper is to formulate an approach of determining dependencies between socio-economic aspects and migration phenomena and also make an attempt to apply it for the analysis of internal migration in Poland in 2004-2011. A construction of econometric gravity model with using of taxonomical measure was presented and also a significance, intensity and impact direction of selected socio-economic aspects on domestic migration flows was identified. Inhabitants of economically better developed voivodships are much more mobile territorially; a poor situation of a region is an impeding factor of migratory movement. Regional labour market situation constitutes a deciding reason of population inflow, while living situation plays a negligible role. Migration scope is relatively slight in Poland, significant population flows take place between neighbouring regions. Economic cycle affects an intensity of domestic population flows.

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  • Justyna Wilk & Michal Bernard Pietrzak, 2013. "The analysis of internal migrations in the context of socio-economic aspects – two-step approach," Working Papers 25/2013, Institute of Economic Research, revised Jul 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:pes:wpaper:2013:no25

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    internal migration; gravity model; synthetic measure of development;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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