Rural Migration and Rural Development

Project: ADVANCED-EVAL
Contact: Nana Zarnekow
Start: 08/2007
End: 2011
Finance: EU-Projekt ADVANCED-EVAL
Content: Investigation of determinants of regional migration decisions on the micro-level, recognizing institutional and economic as well as individual factors. Special attention is given to the influence of social networks and the importance of man-made and natural amenities. From a political advice perspective the impact of public goods is recognized in detail. Furthermore, it is tested for preference heterogeneity of the investigated decision making units. Beyond understanding determinants of migration the impact of net-in or out-migration on rural development, i.e. the local economy is focused. To this micro-migration models are integrated into a Micro-Macro linked ABM-CGE approach.
Region: Poland and Slovakia
Publications:
  • Nana Zarnekow and Christian H. C. A. Henning: Networks as Determinants of Rural Migration.
    Paper presented at the 118th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 'Rural development: governance, policy design and delivery' in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Christian H. C. A. Henning and Nana Zarnekow: Modeling Rural Migration Policies in a Micro-macro Linked General Equilibrium Framework.
    ADVANCED-EVAL Working Paper Series WP5-6, Institute of Agricultural Economics, University of Kiel, Germany 2009
  • Christian H. C. A. Henning and Nana Zarnekow: Modelling Rural Migration Policies in a Micro-macro Linked General Equilibrium Framework.
  • Nana Zarnekow and Christian H. C. A. Henning and Peter Kaufmann: Networks as Determinants of Rural Migration.
Keywords: Migration, Rural Development, Social Networks, Amenities, Latent Class Model, ABM-CGE
Approach: Area of research are ‘Institutional & Computational Economics, Networks & Political Performance’; theoretically a microlevel approach is used, estimating a latent class model; these results are included into a micro-macro linked ABM-CGE
Data acquisition: Census Data, Household-Questionnaires: Tace-to-Face Interviews