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A Note on Nonwhite Migration, Welfare Levels, and the Political Process

Cebula, Richard (1975): A Note on Nonwhite Migration, Welfare Levels, and the Political Process. Published in: Public Choice , Vol. 28, No. 1 (16. March 1976): pp. 117-119.

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Abstract

This empirical note finds that nonwhite migration is positively and significantly affected by welfare levels and that welfare levels in turn are positively and significantly affected by nonwhite migration. Thus, this two stage least squares analysis of 1960-1970 net interstate migration lends support to the hypothesis that while nonwhite families are attracted for one reason or another to those states having higher welfare benefit levels per recipient on the one hand, through the political (voting) process they effectively exert pressures to raise welfare levels per recipient on the other hand.

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