A simultaneous-equations analysis of urban development: Migration and industrial growth in Israel's new towns

Stuart A. Gabriel, Moshe Justman, Amnon Levy

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Abstract

This study analyzes recent patterns of development of Israel's new towns through application of a simultaneous-equations econometric model. This approach enables us to specify and test causal interactions among migration, industrial investment, employment, and other structural and policy variables affecting urban development. Our results affirm the importance of economic opportunity, agglomeration effects, population socioeconomic and ethnic composition, and access in determining migration flows. At the same time, unemployment and investment indices are affected by local labor-market conditions, government incentives, and regional development effects as well as by population composition and migration flows. Policy implications of the analysis are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-377
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Urban Economics
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

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