PEOPLE MOVE BLOG

That Thin Place – Between 3% and 270 million

DILIP RATHA
Dec 18, 2019

Migration is driven by wage gaps and network effects but slowed down by acute loss aversion by poor people who don’t move. If anything, for escaping poverty and calamities, having the option to move may not be enough; governments may need to provide incentives to encourage people to move. Even then, people may prefer to stay where they are.

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