Morettini, Gabriele and Presbitero, Andrea F. and Tamberi, Massimo (2012): Determinants of international migrations to Italian provinces.
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International migration flows constitute one of the most policy-relevant elements of modern economies. The Italian experience is a case of particular interest given the rapid growth of immigration flows, the large number of countries of origin involved, and regional economic heterogeneity. This paper analyses the bilateral stocks of migrants coming from 142 countries and living in 103 Italian provinces to ascertain what characteristics of home countries and destination provinces are associated with international migrations. The results of the estimation of a gravity model on the stock of migrants show that economic, demographic and institutional variables are correlated with migration patterns. In light of the recent Arab Spring, it is interesting to note that migrants come to Italy predominantly from geographically close, democratic and middle-income countries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Determinants of international migrations to Italian provinces|
|Keywords:||International migrations, Italy, Gravity model|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O52 - Europe
|Depositing User:||Andrea Filippo Presbitero|
|Date Deposited:||31. Jan 2012 13:41|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 15:46|
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