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The Dynamics of U.S. Internal Migration

George I. Treyz, Dan S. Rickman, Gary L. Hunt and Michael J. Greenwood
The Review of Economics and Statistics
Vol. 75, No. 2 (May, 1993), pp. 209-214
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/2109425
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2109425
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Abstract

In this paper we have theoretically derived a net migration equation and estimated it using time-series data for 51 regions over the period 1971-1988. The results indicate that the dynamic response of net migration is stable and is significantly related to stock equilibrium changes induced by amenity differentials, relative employment opportunities, relative real wages, and industry composition. Moreover, the explicit linkage of stock equilibrium to stable dynamic flows in the model ensures that any stock disequilibrium will generate a finite migration response sufficient to attain a new stock equilibrium. The estimated parameters determine the speed at which net migration re-establishes stock equilibrium.

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