International migration is affected by the
increasing interdependence among countries caused
by economic liberalization, income disparity among
nations, accessible means of transportation,
and growing demographic difference between
developed and developing countries, geo-political
factors.The focus of the book is immigrants’
distribution between the municipalities in Norway.
This process depends on many factors, such as high
wage level in some region, good chances to get a
job, friends, relatives or immigrants from the same
country, who live in the respective place. People
might also tend to live in big cities due to higher
amount of works, apartments, schools, etc. available.
The purpose of the work is to examine the dependence
of immigrants’ location on unemployment rate; wage
premium level in the municipalities in Norway; size
of labor market and the share of immigrants, who
arrived in the region some time ago; the attraction
of big cities in Norway.
There were considered six model specifications with
different number of explanatory variables and two
estimation approaches: ordinary least squares
method and censored regression approach.