The impact of age upon interregional migration

James N Morgan, Edward H. Robb

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This paper examines the impact of age on migration by providing estimates of identically specified migration equations for each of six age groups. Hypothesized effects of age on the relative importance of various explanatory variables are developed from a model viewing migration as an investment decision. The effects of economic opportunity differentials on migration are found to decline sharply with age. Lagged migration, the "friends and relatives effect," is found to be the most significant explanatory variable in all age group equations. Past migration is the only variable found to significantly influence the migration of persons over 65.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-45
Number of pages15
JournalThe Annals of Regional Science
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1981

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The impact of age upon interregional migration. / Morgan, James N; Robb, Edward H.

In: The Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 15, No. 3, 11.1981, p. 31-45.

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Morgan, James N ; Robb, Edward H. / The impact of age upon interregional migration. In: The Annals of Regional Science. 1981 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 31-45.
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