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Does religious affiliation affect migration?

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Dept. of Economics, Univ., Concepción, Chili
DRESDNER, J.
Dept. of Economics, Univ., Concepción, Chili


Description :
This article tests whether social networks at the origin, measured by religious affiliation, affect out-migration in Lota, Chile. The basic idea is that a social capital loss is attached to the decision to out-migrate, and said loss increases migration costs because benefits received from the local network at the origin disappear. To test this hypothesis, it estimates conditional and mixed logit models for the decision to out-migrate. The results support the hypothesis: members from religious organizations with strong intra-community and weak intercommunity ties tended to out-migrate less than others. This result is highly significant and robust to model specification and estimation methods.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Papers in regional science, issn : 1056-8190, 2014, vol. 93, n°. 3, p. 577-594, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin, Springer

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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