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Measuring the impact of locational characteristics on migration: interpreting cross-sectional analyses.

Authors
  • Mueser, P R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Demography
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1989
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
499–513
Identifiers
PMID: 2792485
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Methods that employ cross-sectional data to analyze the impact of locational characteristics on migration decisions may produce seriously biased results because migrant decisions at any one point in time reflect historical as well as contemporaneous forces. A comparison of results based on a typical cross-sectional analysis and those obtained with longitudinal data shows that these issues are of empirical importance. An alternative interpretation of the results of cross-sectional migration analyses is provided.

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