Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/175521
Authors: 
Klein, Alexander
Van Lottum, Jelle
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
School of Economics Discussion Papers 1710
Abstract: 
This paper offers the first multivariate regression study of international migration in early modern Europe. Using unique eighteenth-century data about maritime workers, we created a data set of migration flows among European countries to examine the role of factors related to geography, population, language, the market and chain migration in explaining the migration of these workers across countries. We show that among all factors considered in our multivariate analysis, the geographical characteristics of the destination countries, size of port towns, and chain migration are among the most robust and quantitatively the most important factors influencing cross-country migration flows.
Subjects: 
international migration
economic development
JEL: 
F22
F63
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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