Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162187
Authors: 
Stark, Oded
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy 233
Abstract: 
This paper explores the following chain of conjectures: rising use of the internet, the widespread access to global information, and intensified communication between regions and countries brought about, for example, by intensified trade links bring about expansion of people's social space and their set of comparators; this expansion increases people's stress and strengthens their inclination to resort to migration as a means of reducing this heightened stress. Other things held constant, the expansion of people's social space intensifies their inclination to move across geographical space.
Subjects: 
expansion of social space
relative deprivation
migration
JEL: 
A12
A14
B41
D01
F15
F22
J61
O15
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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