New deliverable: Migration intentions and inequality (D5.1)

This report investigates if inequality triggers potential emigration across individuals living in countries at different levels of economic development around the globe. Specifically, statistical analyses of individual data from the Gallup World Poll, combined with information on country-level income and wealth inequality from the World Inequality Database, reveal that income inequality levels are negatively correlated with emigration intentions and plans. This relationship is robust to alternative specifications and different measures of inequality. We also find similar patterns regarding emigration intentions to the EU and mobility intentions within the EU.

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