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Does migration lead to regional convergence in Russia?

Elena Vakulenko ()

No WP BRP 53/EC/2014, HSE Working papers from National Research University Higher School of Economics

Abstract: We analyze the impact of migration on wages, income and the unemployment rate. Using the official Russian statistical database from 1995 to 2010, we calculate a dynamic panel data model with spatial effects. There is a positive spatial effect for wages and unemployment. There is no significant impact of migration on the unemployment rate. We find a negative relationship between net internal migration and both wages and income, which is explained by the positive effect of emigration. However, the migration benefits are not big enough to make a difference on the Gini index across regions. We conclude that migration does not affect the regional convergence of economic indicators.

Keywords: convergence; migration; wage; income; unemployment rate; spatial dynamic panel data models. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R23 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-geo, nep-mig, nep-tra and nep-ure
Date: 2014
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Published in WP BRP Series: Economics / EC, February 2014, pages 1-29

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