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articles: Voting with your feet in the United Kingdom: Using cross-migration rates to estimate relative living standards

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  • Howard J. Wall

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    (Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, P.O. Box 442, St Louis, MO 63166-0442, USA)

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This article reexamines and extends the literature on the use of migration rates to estimate compensating differentials as measures of regional quality of life. I estimate an interregional migration regression for the UK and use the results to measure regional quality of life and standard of living. The results suggest a North-South divide within England, and that Scotland and Wales have relatively high levels of both. The results also lead to a rejection of regional standard-of-living e quivalence (long-run regional equilibrium) in the UK.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 80 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-23

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:80:y:2001:i:1:p:1-23

Note: Received: August 1998
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Keywords: Interregional migration; standard of living; quality of life;

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  1. Klaus Nowotny, 2011. "Welfare Magnets, Taxation and the Location Decisions of Migrants to the EU," ERSA conference papers ersa11p133, European Regional Science Association.

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