Characteristics of commuters in Chile: an insight into the future creation of a new region

Gary Concha Murua, Osvaldo Pino Arriagada


The study analyzes information found in the New National Employment Survey (NENE) about the main dimensions and characteristics of inter-regional residence-work mobility in Ñuble, Chile, for the 2014 period. Using an autonomy model of supply and demand, a hypothetical scenario was created that characterizes the future Ñuble region according to its status as a provider or net claimant, incorporating an analysis of the main socio-economic characteristics of the region´s population such as gender, educational level, occupational field and economic activity. It should be highlighted as a main result that more than 80% of commuters are men with a low level of education who work in low-level technical improvement.


Labor mobility; migration; autonomy of supply; autonomy of demand; job ratio

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