Royuela, V.; Ordoņez, J.
  • Any: 2018
    Internal migration in a developing country: A panel data analysis of Ecuador (1982-2010). Papers in Regional Science, 97 (2), 345-367
    DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12251

    In this paper, we examine determinants of internal migration flows between the 21 provinces of Ecuador from 1982 to 2010. Using specifications based on the gravity model, we identified push and pull factors. We considered multilateral resistance to migration by using various monadic and dyadic fixed effects structures. The study confirmed the concentration of the population in the two provinces that contain the country's main cities. However, in recent years, this trend has weakened, to the extent that the provinces with the greatest influx of migrants are not necessarily the most populated. This indicates that growth has become more balanced throughout the territory, and that small and medium-sized cities are increasingly important.