Linguistic distance and migration in India
Latika Chaudhar, James Fenske
Friday, March 3 2023| 10:00am to 11:00am
Gilles Dufrénot: gilles.dufrenot[at]sciencespo-aix.fr
Kiyotaka Sato: sato[at]ynu.ac.jp
Does linguistic distance reduce migration? We study India at the beginning of the 20th century and today. We use historical and recent census data. In a bilateral gravity model, we regress migration between two regions on their linguistic distance, controlling for various measures of physical distance and similarity.