Network Analysis of International Migration

56 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2018

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Fuad T. Aleskerov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Natalia Meshcheryakova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Anna Rezyapova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Sergey Shvydun

National Research University Higher School of Economics; Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences RAS

Date Written: July 1, 2016

Abstract

The paper analyses international migration flows from the network perspective by the evaluation of centrality indices. In order to find the most influential countries in the international migration network classical centrality indices and new centrality indices are evaluated. New centrality indices consider short (SRIC) and long-range (LRIC) indirect interactions and the node attribute – population of the destination country. The model is applied to the annual data on international migration flows from 1970 to 2013 provided by United Nations Organization. The analysis is made for one year of each decade and indices’ dynamics is described. It is shown that countries with huge migration flows are outlined by both classical and SRIC, LRIC indices, and SRIC and LRIC indices point out countries with considerable outflows of migrants to countries highly involved in international migration and the most interconnected countries.

Keywords: migration, network analysis, influence

JEL Classification: F22, D85

Suggested Citation

Aleskerov, Fuad T. and Meshcheryakova, Natalia and Rezyapova, Anna and Shvydun, Sergey, Network Analysis of International Migration (July 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3196966 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3196966

Fuad T. Aleskerov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa
Moscow, 101000
Russia

Natalia Meshcheryakova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Anna Rezyapova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Sergey Shvydun (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences RAS ( email )

65 Profsoyuznaya street
Moscow, 117997
Russia

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