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Spanish internal migration: is there anything new to say?

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  • Mulhern, Alan

    () (Kingston University London)

  • Watson, John

    () (Aplicaciones Estadisticas)

Abstract

Spanish internal migration has long been resistant to traditional economic explanations. However this paper examines the data from 1999-2006 after considerable changes in the Spanish economy. Moreover it examines migration at the disaggregated level of Spanish provinces rather than regions, the usual unit of measurement. Using a spatial error model as well as a spatial autoregression model it finds the differentials in wages and unemployment between provinces to be significant explanatory variables. Housing prices are also important in accounting for the dynamics of internal migration.

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  • Mulhern, Alan & Watson, John, 2009. "Spanish internal migration: is there anything new to say?," Economics Discussion Papers 2009-1, School of Economics, Kingston University London.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:kngedp:2009_001
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    Keywords

    Internal Migration; Spain; Spatial Error Model;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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