Individual Social Capital and Migration
Julie Hotchkiss and
Working Papers from U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies
This paper determines how individual, relative to community social capital affects individual migration decisions. We make use of non-public data from the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey to predict multi-dimensional social capital for observations in the Current Population Survey. We find evidence that individuals are much less likely to have moved to a community with average social capital levels lower than their own and that higher levels of community social capital act as positive pull-factor amenities. The importance of that amenity differs across urban/rural locations. We also confirm that higher individual social capital is a negative predictor of migration.
Keywords: social capital; migration; Current Population Survey; amenities; non-public data; factor analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R23 D71 C36 C38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Individual Social Capital and Migration (2018)
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