Comparing internal migration between countries using Courgeau’s K

Bell, Martin and Muhidin, Salut (2011). Comparing internal migration between countries using Courgeau’s K. In John Stillwell and Martin Clarke (Ed.), Population dynamics and projection methods (pp. 141-164) London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8930-4_7

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Author Bell, Martin
Muhidin, Salut
Title of chapter Comparing internal migration between countries using Courgeau’s K
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Comparing internal migration between countries using Courgeau’s k
Title of book Population dynamics and projection methods
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8930-4_7
Open Access Status
Series Understanding Population Trends and Processes series
ISBN 9789048189298
Editor John Stillwell
Martin Clarke
Volume number 4
Chapter number 7
Start page 141
End page 164
Total pages 24
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Building on recent work for the 2009 UN Human Development Report, this chapter aims to explore one of the measures identified in a recent review by Bell et al. (Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A 165(3):435–464, 2002), as originally proposed by Courgeau (Population 28:511–537, 1973a). The particular appeal of Courgeau’s ‘k’ statistic is that it purports to provide a single summary index of migration intensity which transcends the differences in zonal systems that commonly confound cross-national comparisons. Courgeau’s k is applied to examine differences in mobility between 27 countries, using census data drawn primarily from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) database maintained by the University of Minnesota. Our goals of the chapter are threefold: first, to establish the strengths and limitations of Courgeau’s k as a summary measure of internal migration; second, to identify the extent of international differences in mobility; and third, to determine the general trajectory of internal migration over time.
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