Determinants of internal migration in Israel-expected returns and risks

Moshe Justman, Amnon Levy, Stuart Gabriel

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A multinomial logit model of place-to-place migration focusing on economic, geographic and demographic factors is applied to empirical data on inter-regional migration in Israel in 1980. It explains 75% of the (cross-sectional) variance in the data. The results presented in this paper depart from previous empirical work due to its industrialized context and its focus on risk aversion as a determinant of the migration decision. The results support the Harris-Todaro (1970) hypothesis, and indicate that regional similarities in the structure of industrial employment promote migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-690
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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