English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Migration amoung low-income households: Helping the witch doctors reach consensus J. R. Walker

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  • Migration amoung low-income households: Helping the witch doctors reach consensus
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  • J. R. Walker
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  • Do states with high welfare benefits attract low-income people from other states? Using data from the County to County Migration Flow Files from the 1980 census, I investigate this question by reintroducing migration rates into the definition of welfare migrants and examining situations in which a person moves from one state to a neighboring state whose welfare benefits are appreciably higher. I find no compelling evidence in support of the welfare magnet theory; my results are as likely to validate as they are to refute the hypothesis.
  • RePEc:wop:wispod:1031-94
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  • English
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