Cuadernos de economía
On-line version ISSN 0717-6821
AROCA, Patricio; HEWINGS, Geoffrey J.D. and PAREDES GODOY, Jimmy. MIGRACION INTERREGIONAL Y EL MERCADO LABORAL EN CHILE: 1977-82 Y 1987-92. Cuad. econ. [online]. 2001, vol.38, n.115, pp. 321-345. ISSN 0717-6821. doi: 10.4067/S0717-68212001011500004.
The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the migration processes that have been occurring in Chile between 1977-82 and 1987-92, as a market mechanism to re-allocate labor among regions. Using traditional consumer theory, a model is developed for a migrant who is evaluating migration. Secondly, this model is estimated, with cross section data, for both periods using a logit formulation. The results indicate that even though the market signal are moving workers in the expected direction, there still is a strong force in the Chilean regional labor market, which serves to concentrate the workforce around the largest populated region of the country.
Keywords : Chilean Interregional Migration; Labor Mobility.