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Internal Migration Determinants: Recent Evidence

Richard Cebula ()

International Advances in Economic Research, 2005, vol. 11, issue 3, 267-274

Abstract: The present study investigates the impact on gross state in-migration over the 1999–2002 period of a variety of economic and non-economic factors. The empirical estimates indicate that gross state in-migration was an increasing function of expected per capita income on the one hand or actual per capita income on the other hand and a decreasing function of the average cost of living. Interstate unemployment rate differentials per se do not appear to have influenced gross migration, however. In addition, gross state in-migration was an increasing function of the availability of state parks, recreation, warmer temperatures, location in the West, and greater sunshine while being a decreasing function of the violent crime rate and the presence of hazardous waste sites. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2005

Keywords: J61; R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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