Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36189
Authors: 
Lewer, Joshua J.
Pacheco, Gail
Rossouw, Stephanié
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4385
Abstract: 
This paper contributes to the immigration literature by generating two unique non-economic quality of life (QOL) indices and testing their role on recent migration patterns. Applying the generated quality of life indices in conjunction with other independent welfare measures to an extended gravity model of immigration for 16 OECD destination countries from 1991 to 2000 suggests an insignificant role for QOL in the immigration process. The panel results suggest that other economic variables such as the stock of immigrants from the source country already living in the OECD destination country, population size, relative incomes, and geographic factors all significantly drive the flow of immigration for the sample.
Subjects: 
Immigration
quality of life
gravity model
JEL: 
F22
C51
D63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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