International Migration, 1990-2015: Aging and Political Rights Impact

Anna Rezyapova , HSE University
Fuad Aleskerov, HSE University

We study the determinants of contemporary migration flows between the countries of the world. The impact of distance between countries, population, economic and cultural characteristics of countries is already extensively studied in contemporary literature. We propose panel data regression models with new determinants of international migration and refugee flows between countries of the world and from Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the countries of the European Union (EU) for 1990-2015 period. Noteworthy results are the following. The increase of the share of elder population leads to the increase of bilateral migration flow, which is higher than impact of GDP and diaspora. Education at origin reduces the effect of diaspora. Population density in turn reduces migration flows. For the sample of migration from MENA to EU these effects are even stronger. Conflicts impact positively international migration for MENA - EU migration.

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 Presented in Session P3. Poster Session Migration, Economics, Environment, Methods, History and Policy