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Interstate Migration and the Tiebout Hypothesis: An Analysis According to Race, Sex, and Age


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  • Cebula, Richard


This article empirically examines the impact on interstate net migration of differential state and local property tax and transfer policies in the United States by race, age and sex for the period 1965-70. The results offer considerable support to the Tiebout hypothesis that the consumer-voter moves to that area which best satisfies his preferences for public goods.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 49827.

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Date of creation: 20 Nov 1973
Date of revision: 01 Feb 1974
Publication status: Published in Journal of the American Statistical Association 348.69(1974): pp. 876-879
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:49827

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Keywords: net state in-migration; taxes; welfare benefits;

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  1. Hochman, Harold M & Rodgers, James D, 1969. "Pareto Optimal Redistribution," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 59(4), pages 542-57, Part I Se.
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  1. Stanley Lieberson & Christy Wilkinson, 1976. "Acomparison between Northern and Southern blacks residing in the North," Demography, Springer, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 199-224, May.
  2. Shan, Hui, 2010. "Property taxes and elderly mobility," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 194-205, March.
  3. Richard Cebula & K. Avery, 1983. "The Tiebout hypothesis in the United States: An analysis of black consumer-voters, 1970–75," Public Choice, Springer, Springer, vol. 41(2), pages 307-310, January.
  4. Johnson, Erik & Walsh, Randall, 2013. "The effect of property taxes on vacation home growth rates: Evidence from Michigan," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 43(5), pages 740-750.
  5. Brown, Charles C. & Oates, Wallace E., 1987. "Assistance to the poor in a federal system," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 307-330, April.
  6. Farnham, Martin & Sevak, Purvi, 2006. "State fiscal institutions and empty-nest migration: Are Tiebout voters hobbled?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 90(3), pages 407-427, February.
  7. Aaron Jackson & David Ortmeyer & Michael Quinn, 2013. "Are immigrants really attracted to the welfare state? Evidence from OECD countries," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 491-519, December.
  8. Alex Michalos, 1996. "Migration and the quality of life: A review essay," Social Indicators Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 121-166, January.
  9. Mark Gius, 2011. "The effect of income taxes on interstate migration: an analysis by age and race," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, Springer, vol. 46(1), pages 205-218, February.


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