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Macroeconomic determinants of migration from Romania to Italy

Mihaela Simionescu ()
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Mihaela Simionescu: Romanian Academy, Institute for Economic Forecasting, Prague Business School, Centre for Migration Studies

Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS), 2017, vol. 5, issue 1, 05-10

Abstract: Taken into account various economic theories trying to explain the reasons that stay behind the decision to migrate to another country, this study uses empirical data to identify some macroeconomic motives for migrating from Romania to Italy. According to the estimations based on fast ridge regression, the stock of Romanian immigrants from Italy in the period 2002-2016 was influenced by: the real GDP per capita in Romania, real GDP per capita in Italy and life expectancy at birth in Italy. The number of Romanian migrants attracted each year in Italy in a period marked also by the global financial crisis (2007-2016) was related to factors like: real GDP per capita in Italy life expectancy at birth in Italy, unemployment rate and taxes on income, profits and capital gains in Italy. The overall results indicated that the better standard of life in Italy was a good incentive for Romanian migrants., 05-10

Keywords: migration; real GDP per capita; life expectancy; Bayesian ridge regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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