MIGRATION AND EMPLOYMENT CHANGE: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON THE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL DIMENSIONS OF THE LINKAGE

M. J. Greenwood, G. L. Hunt, J. M. McDowell

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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