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Gravity and scaling laws of city to city migration

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Models of human migration provide powerful tools to forecast the flow of migrants, measure the impact of a policy, determine the cost of physical and political frictions and more. Here, we analyse the migration of individuals from and to cities in the US, finding that city to city migration follows scaling laws, so that the city size is a significant factor in determining whether, or not, an individual decides to migrate and the city size of both the origin and destination play key roles in t...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0199892

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0738-2633

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
7
Pages:
e0199892
Publication date:
2018-07-06
Acceptance date:
2018-06-15
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:927262
URN:
uri:e0412c9d-6a2d-4790-a4c3-c3417f29fb10
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uuid:e0412c9d-6a2d-4790-a4c3-c3417f29fb10
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pubs:927262
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English
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