Working papers, Department of Economics, WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Coming and leaving. Internal mobility in late Imperial Austria
() and Engelbert Stockhammer
Abstract: The paper investigates the determinants of internal
migration within late imperial Austria. In contrast to the modernization
paradigm which studies onedirectional migration flows from rural to urban
areas, our approach highlights that spatial mobility consisted of movements
in both directions. Using data on all districts of the Austrian part of the
Hapsburg Monarchy, we find that in- and outmigration rates are positively
correlated, and that the modernization paradigm in migration research is
consistent with our results for net-migration rates, but inconsistent with
those for out-migration.
JEL-Codes: N30; F22; (follow links to similar papers)
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