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Can the Theory of Motivation Explain Migration Decisions?

Autor: PhDr. Natálie Švarcová Ph.D.,
Typ: IES Working Papers
Rok: 2005
Číslo: 97
Publikováno v: IES WP 2005/97
Místo vydání: Praha
Klíčová slova: agent-based modeling, decision making, migration, motivation, networks
JEL kódy: J61, F22, I31, O15
Granty: Výzkumný záměr IES (2005-2011) Integrace české ekonomiky do Evropské unie a její rozvoj
Abstrakt: According to Abraham Maslow‘s motivational theory, human action is motivated by five groups of human needs. The model introduced in this paper exploits Maslow‘s theory to explain migration flows between regions. In the model, movement from one place to another influences migrant‘s utility through three various ways. First, through change in wage caused by different wage levels in each location. Second, through changes in utility connected with individuals safety needs and finally, through disarrangement of individual‘s social networks. When safety and social needs are added to the model, equilibria arise in which wage differential between regions persists.
Ke stažení: WP 97_Reichlova




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