Factors Influencing the State-Level Settlement Pattern of the Undocumented Immigrant Population in the United States
AbstractThis study empirically attempts to identify key factors determining the settlement patterns of undocumented immigrants within the United States. The estimations imply that undocumented immigrants appear to settle in states that border the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, or the Gulf of Mexico, and states where median family income is higher, average January temperatures are higher, the percent of the state population that is Hispanic is higher, and where economic freedom is higher. On the other hand, undocumented immigrants are less likely to settle in states with a higher cost of living.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 49442.
Date of creation: 02 Feb 2013
Date of revision: 01 Apr 2013
Publication status: Published in Atlantic Economic Journal 3.41(2013): pp. 3-13
undocumented immigrants; state-level settlement patterns; economic factors; non-economic factors;
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- Richard Cebula & Christopher Duquette & Franklin Mixon, 2013. "Factors Influencing the State-Level Settlement Pattern of the Undocumented Immigrant Population in the United States," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 41(3), pages 203-213, September.
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- J69 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Other
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