Global Integration and World Migration

ZEF - Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 233

22 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2017  

Oded Stark

University of Bonn; University of Warsaw; University of Tuebingen; Georgetown University

Date Written: February 2017

Abstract

This paper explores the following chain of conjectures: rising use of the internet, the widespread access to global information, and intensified communication between regions and countries brought about, for example, by intensified trade links bring about expansion of people’s social space and their set of comparators; this expansion increases people’s stress and strengthens their inclination to resort to migration as a means of reducing this heightened stress. Other things held constant, the expansion of people’s social space intensifies their inclination to move across geographical space.

Keywords: Expansion of social space; Relative deprivation; Migration

JEL Classification: A12; A14; B41; D01; F15; F22; J61; O15; Z13

Suggested Citation

Stark, Oded, Global Integration and World Migration (February 2017). ZEF - Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 233. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2930872

Oded Stark (Contact Author)

University of Bonn ( email )

Walter-Flex-Str. 3
Bonn, NRW 53113
Germany

University of Warsaw ( email )

Dluga Street 44/50
Warsaw, 00-241
Poland

University of Tuebingen

Wilhelmstr. 19
Tuebingen, Baden Wuerttemberg 72074
Germany

Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

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