Importing the Poor: Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration. Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • I test for welfare-induced migration by comparing AFDC participation in border counties to interior counties in the same state. If migration costs are lower for border county residents, border counties on the high-benefit side of a state border should have higher welfare participation relative to the state's interior counties. Border counties on the low-benefit side should have lower welfare participation relative to the state's interior counties. The results obtained using county-level data from 1970-90 indicate that having a neighbor with benefits that are $100 lower increases AFDC expenditures in border counties by 4.0-6.8 percent relative to interior counties.

publication date

  • December 1, 2005

Date in CU Experts

  • September 6, 2013 3:38 AM

Full Author List

  • McKinnish T

author count

  • 1

citation count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-166X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 57

end page

  • 76

volume

  • 15

issue

  • 1