Discussion Paper

No. 2017-49 | August 08, 2017
The displacement and attraction effects in interurban migration: an application of the input-output scheme to the case of large cities in Korea

Abstract

In this paper, two migratory impact-assessment schemes are constructed within the framework of Ghoshian and Leontief input-output analysis. These schemes are designed to estimate the rural-to-urban migration-induced and the urban-to-rural migration-induced effects on interurban migration, where the former effect is termed the replacement effect, while the latter the attraction effect. The established input-output schemes are empirically applied to the 2012 data on interregional migration in Korea. The results show that an arrival of migrants to and/or a departure of residents from the 20 largest cities in Korea induce direct and indirect ripples of population flow between those cities. A combination of the displacement and the attraction effects yields a classification of cities by which the 20 largest cities are grouped into four different types.

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D57, R15, R23, R58

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Cheol-Joo Cho (2017). The displacement and attraction effects in interurban migration: an application of the input-output scheme to the case of large cities in Korea. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2017-49, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2017-49


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