A simultaneous multinomial logit model of indirect internal migration and earnings
Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
We investigate internal migration in the United States in a human capital context, adding to the literature on repeat migration. Our study is the first to model direct and indirect internal migration which, until now, has been studied only in the context of international migration. We model direct and indirect migration, constructing a multinomial logit migration equation that we estimate simultaneously with a system of earnings equations for individuals by migration status. We find that earnings estimates differ significantly by migration status and that the propensity to migrate, both directly and indirectly, is correlated with the earning power of individuals.
Original Publication Date
Bohara, Alok K. and Krieg, Randall G., "A simultaneous multinomial logit model of indirect internal migration and earnings" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3846.