This paper investigates the impact of migrant integration policies set by destination countries on migration from 202 origins to 27 destinations during the period 2010–2018. Employing a structural gravity methodology which features international and domestic (i.e., intra-national) migration flows, it shows that migrant integration policies, on average, positively affect cross-border migration relative to domestic migration. Moving from the 25th percentile to the median of the variable summarizing migrant integration policies increases cross-border relative to domestic migration by one third. Such impact is largely driven by policies on family reunion and permanent residence.
Pull factors for migration: The impact of migrant integration policies / Beverelli, C.. - In: ECONOMICS & POLITICS. - ISSN 0954-1985. - 34:1(2022), pp. 171-191. [10.1111/ecpo.12191]