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Urban influence and population change in New Zealand

While the NZ population overall continues to grow, a large proportion of towns and communities in rural or peripheral areas exhibit near-certain stagnation (Cameron infra) or decline in their populations (Jack & Brabyn infra). This...

Wages, Wellbeing and Location: Slaving Away in Sydney or Cruising on the Gold Coast

Age, gender, patience.    Which people move and trade    Wellbeing for wages?    We analyse the relationships between subjective wellbeing (SWB), wages and internal migration. Our study addresses whether people make (revealed preference) location...

Migration and Gender: Who Gains and in Which Ways?

When people migrate     women become happier     men become richer    Empirical studies have consistently documented that while married men tend to lead more prosperous careers after moving than before, migration tends...

Eighty years of urban development in New Zealand: impacts of economic and natural factors

We analyse impacts of economic and other factors on long-run urban growth in New Zealand. Growing cities must have preferred attributes (such as natural characteristics, social amenities and transport infrastructures) relative to other cities. We...

The gravity model of migration: the successful comeback of an ageing superstar in regional science

For at least half a century, and building on observations first made a century earlier, the gravity model has been the most commonly-used paradigm for understanding gross migration flows between regions. This model owes its...

Residential assimilation of immigrants: A cohort approach

This paper demonstrates the importance of distinguishing between successive arrival cohorts when assessing the impact of residential assimilation of immigrants on the spatial distribution of the population. We consider three cohorts of immigrants from each...

Economic liberalisation and the mobility of minority groups: evidence from Māori in New Zealand

Between 1984 and 1993, New Zealand undertook comprehensive market-oriented economic reforms. In this paper, we use census data to examine how the internal mobility of Māori compares to that of Europeans in New Zealand in...

Spatial Impacts of Endogenously Determined Infrastructure Investment

We address three questions: Do infrastructure investments impact on local incomes, population and land values? Do these effects spill over into neighbouring regions? Is infrastructure investment a response to local developments?We outline a theoretical framework...

Residential Assimilation of Immigrants: A Cohort Approach

This paper measures the process of residential assimilation for three cohorts of immigrants from each of five countries of birth entering Auckland, New Zealand between 1991 and 2006. It tracks, and compares, the changes in...

Economic Liberalisation and the Mobility of Minority Groups: Evidence from Māori in New Zealand

Between 1984 and 2003, New Zealand undertook comprehensive market-oriented economic reforms. In this paper, we use Census data to examine how the internal mobility of Māori compares to that of Europeans in New Zealand in...

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