County Amenities and Net Migration

U.S. county-level net migration data and a general spatial model are used to examine the effects of various amenities on migration decisions. Results suggest that higher county cancer risks and the presence of superfund sites in a county, or a higher ranking on the Environmental Protection Agency's hazard ranking system, reduce the relative attractiveness of a county to prospective migrants, while natural amenities on balance attract migrants, ceteris paribus. The results also reveal spatial dependence among contiguous counties in terms of net migration behavior.


Issue Date:
2004-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31259
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31259
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 33, 2
Page range:
245-254
Total Pages:
10




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