Importing the Poor: Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration.

@article{Mckinnish2005ImportingTP,
  title={Importing the Poor: Welfare Magnetism and Cross-Border Welfare Migration.},
  author={Terra Mckinnish},
  journal={The Journal of human resources},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={57-76}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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