Effects of immigration policies on immigration to Norway 1969-2010
This study examines how changes to regulations and the economic conditions have influenced immigration to Norway from 1969 to 2010. Since the early 1970s Norwegian authorities have enacted a number of changes to international commitments, laws and regulations designed to influence immigration. This study aims to quantify the effects of these changes on immigration using binary variables within a fairly standard economic model of immigration. We develop a dataset consisting of statistics for migration to Norway from 179 countries from 1969 to 2010 that includes demographic and economic variables which are standard in the migration literature.
Ådne Cappelen, Jørgen Ouren og Terje Skjerpen