This paper investigates the role of migration networks at internal level for the case of Italy and provides estimates of network elasticities which are found similar, in magnitude, to those estimated for international migration to the US. The empirical results, robust to diferent ways of dealing with unobserved heterogeneity, prove that network efects play a crucial role in explaining migration lows also at internal level. In addition, they also help to clarify the role of the other variables that have been found relevant in explaining internal migration lows in Italy during the last decades.

Internal migration in Italy: the role of migration networks

Piras, Romano
2020-01-01

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This paper investigates the role of migration networks at internal level for the case of Italy and provides estimates of network elasticities which are found similar, in magnitude, to those estimated for international migration to the US. The empirical results, robust to diferent ways of dealing with unobserved heterogeneity, prove that network efects play a crucial role in explaining migration lows also at internal level. In addition, they also help to clarify the role of the other variables that have been found relevant in explaining internal migration lows in Italy during the last decades.
2020
Gravity model; Internal migration; Italy; Networks efects
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