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The Determinants of International Migration in Early Modern Europe: Evidence from the Maritime Sector, c. 1700–1800

Klein, Alexander, van Lottum, Jelle (2020) The Determinants of International Migration in Early Modern Europe: Evidence from the Maritime Sector, c. 1700–1800. Social Science History, 44 (1). pp. 143-167. ISSN 0145-5532. E-ISSN 1527-8034. (doi:10.1017/ssh.2019.43) (KAR id:72911)

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Abstract

This paper offers the first multivariate regression study of international migration in earlymodern Europe. Using unique eighteenth-century data about maritime workers, we created adata set of migration flows among European countries to examine the role of factors related togeography, population, language, the market and chain migration in explaining the migrationof these workers across countries. We show that among all factors considered in ourmultivariate analysis, the geographical characteristics of the destination countries, size of porttowns, and past migrations are among the most robust and quantitatively the most importantfactors influencing cross-country migration flows.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/ssh.2019.43
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alexander Klein
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 09:40 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 23:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72911 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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