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A model of inter-regional migration in England and Wales

Hart RA (1970) A model of inter-regional migration in England and Wales, Regional Studies, 4 (3), pp. 279-296.

The causes of internal migration in Great Britain constitute a topic still largely unexplored. This study attempts to draw together various possible causal variables which are of interest both to the demographer and the economist. Using the most reliable source of migration statistics, the Census of Population, an examination is undertaken into the effect of regional population sizes and distances in respect to one another, the simple gravity model, as well as the effects of the regional changes in employment in manufacturing industry in the 1950s on the gross flows of migrants for the Census year, 1961. The latter variable, coupled with the regional allocation of service industries, would appear to be an important addition to the economist in his attempt to pinpoint the most important economic influences on the migration movement in order to find measures which will regulate such movement.

Internal migration; England and Wales; Gravity models; Census of population; Least squares; Manufacturing building completions; Manufacturing/Service index; x 2 Test

AuthorsHart Robert A
Publication date1970
Publication date online03/02/2007
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge) for the Regional Studies Association
ISSN 0034-3404

Regional Studies: Volume 4, Issue 3 (1970)

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