Net Migration Determinants

This empirical study investigates the impact on net state in-migration over the 2000-2003 period of a variety of economic and non-economic factors and thereby serves as a ro-bustness test of a study by Cebula and Alexander published in 2006. The estimates indicate that the net state in-migration rate was an increasing function of median family income or expected median family income and a decreasing function of the average cost of living. In addition, net state in-migration was an increasing function of warmer temperatures and a de-creasing function of the presence of hazardous waste sites. Finally, net state in-migration was an increasing function of fiscal surplus and a decreasing function of the presence of state indi-vidual income taxation. The results are generally supportive of those in Cebula and Alexan-der (2006).


Issue Date:
2015
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/243977
Published in:
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Volume 45, Issue 1
Page range:
30-35




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