What are Migration Networks?

15 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2000

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Thomas K. Bauer

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen); University of Bochum - Faculty of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Ira N. Gang

Rutgers University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: September 2000

Abstract

Migration networks are usually captured by the number of people from the migrant's country in the host region. Using Mexican migration data, we analyze the effects of the usual network variable and two additional origin-village-specific variables on migrants' location choice.

JEL Classification: F22, J61

Suggested Citation

Bauer, Thomas K. and Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N., What are Migration Networks? (September 2000). IZA Discussion Paper No. 200. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=252004

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