Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93571
Authors: 
Abrigo, Michael Ralph M.
Desierto, Desiree A.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, School of Economics, University of the Philippines 2011-06
Abstract: 
Outward migration data from the Philippines exhibit spatial clustering. This is likely due to information spillover effects-fellow migrants share information with other neighboring migrants, thereby lowering the costs of migration. To verify this, we use spatial econometrics to define a geography-based network of migrants and estimate its effect on the growth in the number of succeeding migrants. We find that current and past migration from one municipality induces contemporaneous and future migration in neighboring municipalities, even while controlling for demographic, economic and institutional factors that may be common across municipalities.
Subjects: 
Migration
Network effects
Spatial econometrics
JEL: 
C21
D85
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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