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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 (2019) The Determinants of International Migration in Early Modern Europe: Evidence from the Maritime Sector, c. 1700–1800. Social Science History, . ISSN 0145-5532. E-ISSN 1527-8034. (In press)

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Alex Klein
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2019 09:40 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 10:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72911 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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