Pushing and Pulling: A population based approach to analysing the historical determinants of internal migration

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This paper contributes to the literature on internal migration by estimating parameters for push and pull factors by modelling the complete migration decision. Using data based on individuals linked between the complete Swedish censuses of 1880 and 1890, we consider both the push factors which determined whether an individual choose to leave their origin and the pulls factors which attracted migrants to specific destinations. The analysis includes both male and female migrants and takes into account the effect of individual, family, and location specific characteristics . Moreover, we consider all possible origins and destinations for internal migrants.


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  • Economic History
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 29
Publication categoryResearch
EventXXVIII International Population Conference (IUSSP), 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2017 Oct 292017 Nov 3


ConferenceXXVIII International Population Conference (IUSSP), 2017
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
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