Place-to-place migration in Israel. Estimates of a logistic model

Stuart A. Gabriel, Moshe Justman, Amnon Levy

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A multinomial logit model focusing on economic and other location factors is formulated and applied to data on place-to-place migration in Israel. Results indicate the effects of expected industrial wage differentials, in accordance with the hypothesis of Harris and Todaro (1970), and of disparities in the structure of industrial employment, suggesting that perceived risk as well as expected return enter into the decision to migrate, as Stark and Levhari (1982) have argued. Other effects include those associated with regional differentials in amenities and agglomeration associated with urbanization, population mobility by age group, center-periphery migration trends, border security hazards, and the like. Implications of the analysis for the Israeli policy of population dispersion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-606
Number of pages12
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies


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