Explaining the Evolution of International Migration Flows: Empirical Evidence for Migration to Spain

Maria del Mar Cebrian, Universidad de Salamanca

In this study I apply a panel data model in order to explain the annual migratory flows to Spain by source country between 1995 and 2005. I analyze the effect on migration of average income and poverty in destination and origin countries. I also examine the impact of geographical, cultural, and demographic factors as well as the role played by changes in Spanish migration policies. My analysis both delivers estimates consistent with the predictions of the international migration model.

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Presented in Poster Session 4