Keywords: Immigration; Economic Growth; Origin; Urban and Rural Areas; Human Capital. JEL classification: P25; R11.
This paper aims to provide empirical evidence on the link between internal mobility and economic growth through the case of a European country, such as Poland. According to the study, the origin of immigration flows explains the trend of regional disparity. The estimates suggest that the impact of immigration from urban areas is positive and prevalent compared to the aggregate. Conversely, the influence from the rural areas is negative and slowing economic performance of the region of destination. These results demonstrate that there is heterogeneity in the flow of immigration and that the differences may depend on the level of human capital in the different places of origin.