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International immigration and domestic out-migrants: are domestic migrants moving to new jobs or away from immigrants?

  • Kamar Ali

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  • Mark Partridge

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  • Dan Rickman

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Domestic migrant responses to geographically concentrated immigration flows play central roles in determining the local economic impacts of immigration and the geography of the ethnic composition of the population. Possible motivations for domestic migrant responses include: increased labor market competition associated with new immigrants and ethnic or cultural avoidance. We use US annual state-to-state migration flows from the Internal Revenue Service to assess the existence and nature of the link between geographically concentrated immigration and domestic migration. We find some evidence of a domestic migrant response to immigrants, particularly to greater cumulative shares of the foreign born, which we interpret as providing some support of the ethnic or cultural avoidance hypothesis. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

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Volume (Year): 49 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 397-415

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