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This empirical study investigates the Tiebout-Tullock hypothesis as it might have applied to net domestic state in-migration rates over the period 1990 through 1999. It appears that the net state in-migration rate has been directly related to the ratio of the total state plus local government outlays per capita on public education in a state to that state-s total state plus local govern­ment tax burden per capita. Other variables included in the study, including the previous-period median single-family housing price inflation rate, a mea­sure of previous-period growth in real income per capita, and quality-of-life variables reflecting violent crime rates and sunnier climates, also seem to be significant determinants of the net state in-migration rate. Thus, for the study period, it appears that the Tiebout-Tullock hypothesis played a significant role in determining internal migration patterns.

Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Migration and the Tiebout-Tullock Hypothesis Revisited-

English Title: Migration and the Tiebout-Tullock Hypothesis Revisited-

Language: English-

Keywords: migration; state plus local taxation; public education spending; -

Subjects: H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H24 - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and SubsidiesH - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H42 - Publicly Provided Private GoodsJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant WorkersR - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration ; Regional Labor Markets ; Population ; Neighborhood Characteristics-

Author: Cebula, Richard

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/52413/

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