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Convergence in Per Capita Income and Migration Across the Swedish Counties 1906-1990
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
1995 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper finds strong and robust evidence of convergence in per capita income across the twenty-four Swedish counties 1906-1990. It is found that migration has a positive effect, albeit small, on the speed of convergence. Holding net migration constant, the estimated speed of convergence is around 3 percent per year, which is higher than etimates obtained by Barro and Sala-i-Martin (1991, 1992) for other regional data sets. One likely explanation of this finding is that the current study, as opposed to previous studies, adjusts incomes to account for regional differences in cost of living.

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Stockholm: IIES , 1995. , 35 p.
Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University, ISSN 0347-8769 ; 601
Keyword [en]
Regional Economic Growth, Convergence, Migration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40889OAI: diva2:327100
Available from: 2010-06-29 Created: 2010-06-28 Last updated: 2010-08-12Bibliographically approved

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