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Title:Recent versus lifetime intermetropolitan Brazilian migration: Estimates of a multinomial logistic model
Author(s):Oran, Ahmad Farras Oran
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Baer, Werner W.
Department / Program:Economics
Discipline:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Economics, General
Economics, Labor
Abstract:This study examines interregional Brazilian migration in the form of metropolitan migration. The main intents of this are: to verify the effect exerted by a set of would-be migration determinants (explanatory variables) on migration decision, and to compare the responses of migrants, given their personal attributes, to these determinants.
Therefore, a multinomial logistic model that focuses not only on market and regional factors, but also on migrants personal attributes, is formulated and applied to specially tabulated data by the Brazilian Census Bureau--IBGE. Migration flows between Brazil's 9 metropolitan areas, based on the 1980 Brazilian census, are studied considering three migrants' personal attributes: type (recent and life-time), sex (male and female), and educational attainments (none, primary, secondary, and high).
This seems to be the first study of this genre, as well as the first application of a multinomial logistic model, to urban-urban Brazilian migration. Other special features of this work are: testing several behavioral hypotheses, testing three different models and two migration variables, employing real values rather than nominal ones for the market variables, and testing the responses of migrants to the relative value of the explanatory variables (assuming symmetrical effect).
The results present interesting migrants' responses across migrants' types and educational levels. However, such results cannot be appropriately advanced here due to space limitation.
Issue Date:1990
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/21168
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Oran, Ahmad Farras Oran
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9026288
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9026288


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