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Assessing domestic migration at the county level in the 4-corners region: Working paper series--07-06

Gunderson, Ronald J. and Pinto, James V. and Williams, Robert H. (2007) Assessing domestic migration at the county level in the 4-corners region: Working paper series--07-06. Working Paper. NAU W.A. Franke College of Business.


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This paper analyzes net domestic migration which occurred between 1995 and 2000 at the county level for the 4-Corners Region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.) Regression techniques were used to explain approximately 70 percent of the variation in net migration rates within the region for all counties whose populations exceeded 10,000 persons at the beginning of the period. The results of the study suggest net migration rates in the region are a function of both economic and non-economic characteristics existing within each county. Initially, a number of amenity-related, recreation and socio-demographic variables were considered along with traditional economic indicators; however, only a few of the traditional variables were correlated with migration activity to and from this region. Further research is needed in order to explain the differences in migration rates for these locations compared with results discovered in other regions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright, where appropriate, is held by the author.
ID number or DOI: 07-06
Keywords: Working paper, regional migration, migration decisions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 01:31
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1540

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