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Growth and Migration to a Third Country: The Case of Korean Migrants in Latin America

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Authors
Kim, Chong-Sup; Lee, Eunsuk
Issue Date
2016-12
Publisher
Institute of International Affairs, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Journal of International and Area Studies, Vol.23 No.2, pp. 77-87
Keywords
MigrationDeterminantsEconomic GrowthKorean Migrants in Latin America
Abstract
This paper examines the relationship between growth and migration with the case of Korean migrants in the Latin American region. It first shows the trends of economic growth and Korean migrants in Latin American countries and then empirically tests if the growth rate affects the number of Koreans in eighteen countries in Latin America. The regression results confirm that countries with higher economic growth attract more Koreans, notably from other countries in the region that experience lower growth. This analysis provides an interesting perspective in understanding determinants of migration, where ‘economic growth’ has not been considered as an important factor yet.
ISSN
1226-8550
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/110059
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Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원)Dept. of International Studies (국제학과)Journal of International and Area StudiesJournal of International and Area Studies vol.23 (2016)
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