(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Does religious affiliation affect migration?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Economics, Univ., Concepción, CHILI


This article tests whether social networks at the origin, measured by religious affiliation, affect out-migration in Lota, Chile. The basic idea is that a social capital loss is attached to the decision to out-migrate, and said loss increases migration costs because benefits received from the local network at the origin disappear. To test this hypothesis, it estimates conditional and mixed logit models for the decision to out-migrate. The results support the hypothesis: members from religious organizations with strong intra-community and weak intercommunity ties tended to out-migrate less than others. This result is highly significant and robust to model specification and estimation methods


Article of periodic

published at : Papers in regional science / ISSN 1056-8190

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1991)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 93, no3 [pp. 577-594]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., t tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/pirs.12016

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