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Should I stay or should I go? On relative deprivation and migration dynamics

Sammendrag

An overlapping generation model for rural to urban labour migration is developed. In the migration decision the possible migrants consider both the absolute income gain and the relative deprivation associated with moving to town. It is shown that the relative deprivation mechanism introduces a positive externality between generations of migrants that can generate dual equilibria.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Mehlum, Halvor

År:

2001

Tidsskrift:

Review of Development Economics

Serie:

Vitenskapelige tidsskrift

JEL:

O150, J610

Prosjekt:

Kontakt:

halvor.mehlum@econ.uio.no

Finansiering:

Research Council of Norway

Lenke:

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