Econometrica: Mar 1974, Volume 42, Issue 2

Education and the Decision to Migrate: An Econometric Analysis of Migration in Venezuela<377:EATDTM>2.0.CO;2-N
p. 377-388

Mildred B. Levy, Walter J. Wadycki

A model of interstate migration is estimated for three groups of Venezuelan migrants disaggregated by their level of educational achievement. Inclusion of education-specific wage rates and regional educational opportunities among the explantory variables clarifies the sometimes contradictory effects of education on migration noted in previous studies. Zellner's seemingly unrelated regressiontechnique is employed, and appropriate F statistics are generated to test the null hypothesis of equal response of migrants to each of the explanatory variables across education levels.

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