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Outmigration and State and Local Appropriations for Public Higher Education

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  • Robert R. Dunn

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This paper focuses on the role of outmigration in determining public higher education funding from the 1993-1994 to the 2011-2012 academic years. The results of a fixed-effects estimation show that outmigration has a statistically significant and negative effect on the level of state funding when controlling for various state indicators, but the impact varies across state recessions and expansions. Findings on the role of state business cycles provide updated estimates of the relationship between migration and education funding but are generally in line with previous research.

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  • Robert R. Dunn, 2015. "Outmigration and State and Local Appropriations for Public Higher Education," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 45(3), pages 237-251, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v45:y:2015:i:3:p:237-251
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    Keywords

    higher education funding; outmigration;

    JEL classification:

    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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