Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Up and Down Flows of Migration in National-Space Hierarchy Over Time
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Up and Down Flows of Migration in National-Space Hierarchy Over Time
Han, Yicheol;
  PDF(new window)
Throughout the economic development era of Korea, migration occurred within a spatial hierarchy, with upward flows from rural areas to urban. The concept of step migration is a typical theory to explain these upward migration flows. Recent migration data and trends, however, indicate that migration-pattern regime shows strongly opposite-direction flows, with many of the major migration flowing downward on this national-spatial hierarchy, away from urban areas. In this study, we examine the most recent structure of migration flows up and down within the national-spatial hierarchy. We define seven tiers to tabulate origin-destination migration flows from population density of local administrative districts for the period 2001-2014, and then analyze the migration patterns between the tiers over time. The results show differentiated patterns of migration within the national-spatial hierarchy over time including specific states of migrants` life cycles.
Migration;Spatial Hierarchy Structure;Step Migration;
 Cited by
Barabasi, A.-L., and Albert, R., 1999, Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks. Science, 285, 509-512.

Borgatti, S. P., 2005, Centrality and network flow. Social Networks, 27, 55-71. crossref(new window)

Freeman, L. C., 1978, Centrality in social networks conceptual clarification. Social Networks, 1, 215-223. crossref(new window)

Han, Y., and Goetz, S. J., 2015, Workplace-anchored migration in US counties. 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California. No. 204952. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association.

Han, Y., Goetz, S. J., Kim, T. G., and Lee, J. J., 2013, Estimating Employment-Related Migration from Overlapping Migration and Commuting Networks. Growth and Change, 44(3), 474-493. crossref(new window)

Han, Y., Lee, J. J., Jung, N. S., Park, M. J., and Suh, K., 2005, Analysis of Determinants of Migration by Age Groups using General Spatial Model in Korea. Korean Society of Rural Planning, 11(3), 59-67.

Kim, H. J., 2007, National-Space Hierarchy Structure of Creative Knowledge Production. The Korea Spatial Planning Review, 53, 3-20. crossref(new window)

Kim, S. T., and Jang, J. H., 1997, Empirical Analysis on the Economic Determinants of Regional Migration in Korea during 1970-91 Period. Kukje Kyungje Yongu, 3(2), 175-197.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, 2014, Statistics of Urban Plan, Sejong.

Newman, M. E. J., 2004, Fast algorithm for detecting community structure in networks. Physical Review E, 69, 066133. crossref(new window)

Park, H. S., and Hwang, T. I., 2003, The Estimation of City's Population and Employment Growth Rates in the Seoul Metropolitan Area Using a Spatial Econometric Model. Korea Planners Association, 38(7), 43-52.

Plane, D. A., Henrie, C. J., and Perry, M. J., 2005, Migration up and down the urban hierarchy and across the life course. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States America, 102(43), 15313-15318. crossref(new window)

Ravasz, E., and Barabasi, A.-L., 2003, Hierarchical organization in complex networks. Physical Review E, 67, 026112. crossref(new window)

Ravasz, E., Somera, A. L., Mongru, D. A., Oltvai, Z. N., and Barabasi, A.-L., 2002, Hierarchical Organization of Modularity in Metabolic Networks. Science, 297, 1551-1555. crossref(new window)

Ravenstein, E. G., 1885, The laws of migration. Journal of the Statistical Society of London, 48(2), 167-235. crossref(new window)

Renkow, M., and Hoover, D., 2000, Commuting, Migration, and Rural-Urban Population Dynamics. Journal of Regional Science, 40(2): 503-513.

Sim, J. H., and Lee, H. Y., 2011, Empirical Analysis of a Migration Flows Model Considering Network Autocorrelation and Network Externality. Korean Regional Science Association, 27(3), 81-99.

Wardwell, J. M., and Brown, D. L., eds., 1980, New Direction in Urban-Rural Migration: The Population Turnaround in Rural America. Academic: New York.

Watts, D. J., and Strogatz, S. H., 1998, Collective dynamics of 'small-world' networks. Nature, 393, 440-442. crossref(new window)

Yoo, K. M., 1991, An Empirical Study on the Determinants of Migration (1966-1985) in Korea. The Korean Economic Association, 39(1), 157-209.