Migration and the Internet

Migration Letters

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Title Migration and the Internet
Creator Cooke, Thomas John
Shuttleworth, Ian
Subject Geography; Social Sciences; Demography
Migration; ICTs; Rootedness; Internet; Mobility
Description It is widely presumed that information and communication technologies, or ICTs, enable migration in several ways; primarily by reducing the costs of migration. However, a reconsideration of the relationship between ICTs and migration suggests that ICTs may just as well hinder migration; primarily by reducing the costs of not moving. Using data from the US Panel Study of Income Dynamics, models that control for sources of observed and unobserved heterogeneity indicate a strong negative effect of ICT use on inter-state migration within the United States. These results help to explain the long-term decline in internal migration within the United States.
Publisher Transnational Press London
Date 2017-09-06
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Paper
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/456
Source Migration Letters; Vol 14, No 3 (2017); 331-342
Language eng
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/456/623

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