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Inter-regional Migration: The UK experience

Biswas, T., McHardy, J. and Nolan, M.A. (2009) Inter-regional Migration: The UK experience. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368

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Abstract

This paper looks at the scenario of intra-UK migration amongst its four regions. The level of intra-UK migration is significant and is increasing over time. Using several measures of the balance in migration we observe that, broadly speaking, the balance is improving. We also examine the impact of changes in the regional per capita GDPs and unemployment levels on regional migration using panel analysis. Several authors find these to be significant factors in international migration. However, it seems that neither regional per capita GDP nor the unemployment level has a significant effect on regional migration in the UK (although the regression coefficients have the correct signs). In the case of regional migration in the UK, it is other characteristics of the source and destination regions which appear to matter most.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Inter-Regional Migration, UK
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 15:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2008003
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9977

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