Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Local Government Policies and Migration: An Analysis for SMSAs in the United States, 1965-1970

Cebula, Richard (1973): Local Government Policies and Migration: An Analysis for SMSAs in the United States, 1965-1970. Published in: Public Choice , Vol. 19, No. 3 (17. November 1974): pp. 85-93.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_50068.pdf

Download (3MB) | Preview

Abstract

This study empirically investigates the impact of AFDC (welfare) policies, per capita property taxation, and per capita local government spending on net in-migration by race to SMSAs for the period 1965-1970. The empirical results imply that black migrants on average are attracted to SMSAs with higher welfare benefits whereas white migrants on average manifest an aversion to higher welfare SMSAs. While higher property taxes exercise little to no effect on black net in-migration, they act to discourage white in-migration. Finally, higher non-welfare expenditures by SMSAs appear to encourage black net in-migration, but they have little to no impact on white in-migration.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.