Migration and human capital: Evidence from japan

Kazuhito Higa, Ryota Nonaka, Tetsuya Tsurumi, Shunsuke Managi

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

11 被引用数 (Scopus)


We apply a modified gravity model to Japanese municipal-level migration and demographic data to examine the drivers of domestic migration. We focus on the human capital stock of municipalities, measured by the share of university graduates in the municipal population, and human capital related variable, identified as a shortage rate of nursery school capacity. Our results reveal the migration pattern from municipalities with low to high human capital stock or to better conditions. Moreover, the positive impact of human capital stock is larger for age groups active in the labor force. We discuss the implications of our empirical findings for sustainable regional development in aging societies with declining populations.

ジャーナルJournal of the Japanese and International Economies
出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2019

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 財務
  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 政治学と国際関係論


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