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Equilibrio regional y patrones de migración para el continente americano 1960 - 2005: Análisis espacial por panel de datos
[Regional equilibrium and migration patterns in the Americas 1960 - 2005: Spatial data panel analysis]

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  • Enríquez Sierra, Hernán
  • Campo Robledo, Jacobo

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The paper analyzes the migration dynamics in Americas from 1960 to 2005 using an equilibrium approach as is proposed in Sjaastad (1969) y Todaro (1969). With recent spatial econometrics techniques the migration flow is evaluated, controlling for labor mobility effect and regional wages. Additionally, the estimated model looks for variations in migration taking into account distinctive population features in each country, specifically, the portion of people in labor age, unemployment and relative wage. The estimated model shows that spatial equilibrium related to net migration is negative affected by wages and positively by labor supply.

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  • Enríquez Sierra, Hernán & Campo Robledo, Jacobo, 2012. "Equilibrio regional y patrones de migración para el continente americano 1960 - 2005: Análisis espacial por panel de datos
    [Regional equilibrium and migration patterns in the Americas 1960 - 2005:
    ," MPRA Paper 43433, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43433
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    Keywords

    Flujos migratorios; equilibrio espacial; Panel espacial;

    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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