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In-migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital

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  • Julie L. Hotchkiss
  • Anil Rupasingha

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Consistent with predictions from the literature, we find that higher levels of in-migration dilute multiple dimensions of a community's level of social capital. The analysis employs a 2SLS methodology to account for potential endogeneity of migration.

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  • Julie L. Hotchkiss & Anil Rupasingha, 2018. "In-migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital," Working Papers 18-32, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
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    Keywords

    social capital; migration; decennial census; social capital community benchmark survey; non-public data; simultaneous equations; endogeneity; factor analysis;
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    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
    • C36 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • C38 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Classification Methdos; Cluster Analysis; Principal Components; Factor Analysis

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