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Title: Migration Flows and Quality of Life in a Metropolitan Area: the Case of Barcelona-Spain
Author: Faggian, Alessandra
Royuela Mora, Vicente
Keywords: Emigració i immigració
Barcelona (Catalunya : Àrea metropolitana)
Models economètrics
Distribució (Teoria de la probabilitat)
Variables aleatòries
Emigration and immigration
Barcelona (Catalonia : Metropolitan area)
Econometric models
Distribution (Probability theory)
Random variables
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2010
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: The phenomenon of human migration is certainly not new and it has been studied from a variety of perspectives. Yet, the attention on human migration and its determinant has not been fading over time as confirmed by recent contributions (see for instance Cushing and Poot 2004 and Rebhun and Raveh 2006). In this paper we combine the recent theoretical contributions by Douglas (1997) and Wall (2001) with the methodological advancements of Guimarães et al. (2000, 2003) to model inter-municipal migration flows in the Barcelona area. In order to do that, we employ two different types of count models, i.e. the Poisson and negative binomial and compare the estimations obtained. Our results show that, even after controlling for the traditional migration factors, QoL (measured with a Composite Index which includes numerous aspects and also using a list of individual variables) is an important determinant of short distance migration movements in the Barcelona area.
It is part of: Applied Research In Quality Of Life, 2010, vol. 5, num. 3, p. 241-259
ISSN: 1871-2584
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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