Migration within the EU-15: pull factors and choice of destination

  1. Encarnación Moral Pajares
  2. Francisca Jiménez Jiménez
Revista de economía mundial

ISSN: 1576-0162

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 37

Pages: 181-200

Type: Article

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In this paper we examine the determinants of the evolution of migrant density in the EU-15 countries during the decade 2000-2010 and its relationship with the characteristics of the destination country. Using statistics from Eurostat, a panel data model is estimated with country and year fixed effects. Like previous research, we find that per capita income and networks increase significantly immigrant inflows. As outstanding factors, we introduce the production structure and the migratory policy in our analysis. Our results show that whereas agriculture and construction sectors exert pull forces, manufacturing sector reduces considerably migrant density. Lastly, we also find that immigration policy influences significantly on the share of immigrants.

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