ABSTRACT. This paper uses a unique set of data to estimatesaza the magnitude of the linkages between employment changes and net employment migration. A simple simultaneous system is specified and estimated for 17 consecutive years. In an average year two extra jobs attract about one additional net migrant, and one additional net migrant has a direct effect on area employment of almost 1.4 jobs. These relationships differ over the cycle, however. The migrant‐attractive power of another job rises during national upswings and falls during downswings. Moreover, during national expansions migrants have a less direct impact on area employment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Regional Science|
|State||Published - May 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science (miscellaneous)