Examining the stable regional population in Italy using limit matrices

Laura Cilek, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research

The increase of international migration to European Countries has created renewed interest in the overall effects of migration on the distribution of internal population. Using information on inter-regional migration to create a transitional matrix, I aim to find a limit matrix that presents the stable distribution of national population at the regional level. Using this general approach, I aim to decompose the total limit Matrix by age, under the understanding that migratory events are linked closely with specific periods in the life course. After testing the methods with appropriate simulated data, I will apply my techniques to data from the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Ultimately, my results will provide insight on stable regional populations in Italy by age.

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 Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1