Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125027
Authors: 
Saenz, Mariana
Lewer, Joshua J.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9514
Abstract: 
This article contributes to immigration literature by applying a Random Utility Maximization model to derive a migration gravity model that explains factors affecting migration outflows per administrative unit and region for the country of Colombia. Negative binomial cross-sectional estimates indicate that departments sharing an international border and overall labor market conditions are significance determinants of migration patterns for the departments, but non-economic factors such as credit constraints and cultural networks also affect migration outflows. Estimation of regional migration outflows are also provided and yield unique findings per geographic location.
Subjects: 
emigration
Colombia
gravity model
negative binomial regression
JEL: 
F22
C25
H11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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