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Foreign-Born Out-Migration from New Destinations: The Effects of Economic Conditions and Nativity Concentration

  • Mary Kritz
  • Douglas Gurak
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    Immigrants living in new destinations in 1995 were 2.5 times more likely to undertake a labor market migration by 2000 as those living in traditional places. This paper looks at two competing explanations for immigrants’ differential secondary migration, namely nativity concentration versus labor market context. Utilizing confidential Census data for 1990 and 2000, we examine out-migration from 741 labor markets that cover the entire country and develop new destination classifications specific to the growth and composition patterns of foreign-born from the largest Asian, Latin American and Caribbean foreign-born groups, and Canadians. The hypothesis guiding the analysis was that immigrants would be less likely to leave labor markets that have both robust economic conditions and high levels of compatriot affinity as measured by nativity concentration. The combined and group models provide strong support for the argument that immigrant’s out-migration decisions respond both to local labor market economic conditions and compatriot availability, net of human capital and national origin.

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    Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 10-09.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:10-09
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