What determines migration flows from low-income to high-income countries? An empirical investigation of Fiji-U.S. migration 1972-2001

Narayan, Paresh Kumar and Smyth, Russell 2006, What determines migration flows from low-income to high-income countries? An empirical investigation of Fiji-U.S. migration 1972-2001, Contemporary economic policy, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 332-342.

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Title What determines migration flows from low-income to high-income countries? An empirical investigation of Fiji-U.S. migration 1972-2001
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Smyth, Russell
Journal name Contemporary economic policy
Volume number 24
Issue number 2
Start page 332
End page 342
Publisher Western Economic Association International
Place of publication Huntington Beach, Calif.
Publication date 2006-04
ISSN 1074-3529
1465-7287
Keyword(s) JEL
C22
F22
Summary This article examines the long-run and short-run determinants of migration from Fiji to the United States between 1972 and 2001 using a human capital framework, which is extended to take account of political instability in Fiji. In the long-run the authors find that differences in income levels, disparities in police strength, disparities in the number of doctors, costs of moving, and political instability in Fiji are all statistically significant with the expected sign. In the short run the cost of moving, lagged migration, political instability, and differences in both police strength and medical care are the main determinants of Fiji-United States immigration.
Language eng
Field of Research 140210 International Economics and International Finance
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Western Economic Association International
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018635

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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