The Determinants of Actual Migration and the Role of Wages and Unemployment in Albania: an Empirical Analysis* by ProQuest

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									                      The European Journal of Comparative Economics
                                          Vol. 5, n.1, pp. 3-32

                                              ISSN 1722-4667



    The Determinants of Actual Migration and the Role
       of Wages and Unemployment in Albania: an
                  Empirical Analysis∗
                                     Cristina Cattaneo
                     Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, University of Sussex and LIUC
Abstract
The paper explores the determinants of internal migration in Albania, adopting the Harris-Todaro
approach to migration: an internal migration function is estimated using district wage and unemployment
rate differentials. The aggregate level wages and unemployment, included in the migration equation, are
retrieved from a first stage wage and unemployment equations, estimated controlling for personal
characteristics. Moreover, in order to test the predictions of the human capital model of migration, the
difference between migrants and non-migrants is emphasized in the estimation. The data sour
								
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