The role of regional migration policy in the development of migration processes

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Roman Stakanov


The paper discusses an empirical examination of the impact of regional integration on the processes of international labour migration. For this purpose, the data from 16 regional integration organisations, accounting for more than 90% of the world’s immigration, were used. Despite different levels of integration, all regional organisations entered into separate agreements liberalising the movement of certain categories of workers. Our research has shown that the key factor determining the increase in the number of migrants is the economic growth in a host migrant region. On the other hand, the growth of the level of integration positively influences an inflow of immigrants, although this connection is not strong.

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STAKANOV, Roman. The role of regional migration policy in the development of migration processes. Economics, Management and Sustainability, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 70-78, apr. 2018. ISSN 2520-6303. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 feb. 2020. doi:


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