Social Deprivation and Within-Country Migration in Austria


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Jubilee Fund of the City of Vienna for the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Duration Sept. 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

  • Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Details)
  • Economics of Inequality FI (Details)

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Abstract (German)

Das Projekt untersucht die Rolle von soziodemografischen Faktoren für Binnenwanderung in Österreich. Dabei liegt der Fokus auf den Auswirkungen der relativen sozialen Benachteiligung von Personen bzw. Haushalten auf deren Migrationsverhalten. Zur Analyse der Fragestellung werden Mikrodaten der Registerzählung verwendet, um unter anderem Migrationsströme zwischen Gemeinden über mehrere Jahre nachvollziehen zu können und den Einfluss von sozialen, institutionellen und geografischen Charakteristika der Ursprungs- und Zielgemeinden analysieren zu können.


Abstract (English)

This study aims to examine the impact of socio-demographic factors on internal migration within Austria. In this regard, one major focus is to analyse the effect of relative deprivation on the migration behavior of individuals as well as households. In order to conduct this analysis, micro data from register data are sourced. Based on these data, aggregated migration as well as individual migration flows between Austrian municipalities can be captured over several years. In a first step the effect of social, institutional and geographical characteristics of origin as well as host municipalities on aggregated internal migration flows is studied. In a further step individual migration behavior is modeled, whereby the role of characteristics of origin as well as host municipalities is investigated in a more detailed way.

Partners

  • City of Vienna - Austria

Publications

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2017 Jestl, Stefan, Moser, Mathias, Raggl, Anna. 2017. Can't Keep Up with the Joneses: How Relative Deprivation Pushes Internal Migration in Austria. (Details)