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Tesi etd-02242021-135749

Type of thesis
Corsi integrativi di II livello
Author
BRACH, MARTINA
URN
etd-02242021-135749
Title
A Gravity Model Of Internal Migration In Italy (2005-2017)
Structure
Cl. Sc. Sociali - Scienze Economiche
Course
SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E MANAGERIALI - SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E MANAGERIALI
Committee
relatore Prof. TAMAGNI, FEDERICO
Presidente Prof. BARONTINI, ROBERTO
Membro Dott. MOSCHELLA, DANIELE
Membro Prof.ssa MARTINELLI, ARIANNA
Membro Prof. MINA, ANDREA
Keywords
  • empirical puzzle
  • financial constraints
  • Gravity model
  • internal migration
  • Italy
  • push and pull factors
  • women migration
Exam session start date
25/03/2021;
Availability
completa
Abstract
In this work, we estimate a Gravity Model of Migration for Italy over the period 2005-2017. Since our focus is on internal migration, we deal with interprovincial migration flows. The Gravity Model has been extensively used in the empirical literature on migration to represent bilateral flows as a function of the population at origin and destination, distance, as well as several "push" and "pull" factors. With this regard, GDP per capita and unemployment rate have often been regarded as important migration factors. In this same vein, our goal is to estimate the effect of these variables on internal flows in Italy. We are also interested in assessing whether economic and employment prospects at origin and destination have a different effect on women's decision to migrate, the rationale being that women often face greater obstacles in terms of their self-determination decision.
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