Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128789
Authors: 
Huber, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
WIFO Working Papers 249
Abstract: 
This paper uses a data set covering 9 EU15 member states and 7 candidate countries and new member states to compare inter-regional migration patterns in the 1990s. We find that migration is lower in candidate countries and new member states than in EU15 member states. Also in contrast to the EU15 member states migration has fallen in candidate countries and new member states. This casts doubt on the viability of migration as an adjustment mechanism. Estimating place to place models of migration we find that migration is less reactive to regional disparities in candidate countries and new member states than in EU15 member states. If reaction to labor market disparities were similar to EU15 states net migration should increase by a factor of 2 to over 10.
Subjects: 
Regional Labor Market Adjustment
Transition
EU Accession
JEL: 
P25
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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