Modeling Migration Effects on Agricultural Lands : A Growth Equilibrium Model

@inproceedings{Hailu2005ModelingME,
  title={Modeling Migration Effects on Agricultural Lands : A Growth Equilibrium Model},
  author={Yohannes G. Hailu and Randall S. Rosenberger},
  year={2005}
}
We estimate a system-of-equations model designed to measure the interaction between intertemporal patterns of changes in population, employment, and agricultural land densities. The model is applied to West Virginia for the 1990S1999 period. Consistent with recent findings on migration patterns, the results show that jobs followed people. New jobs were captured by commuters, while agricultural land losses were occurring in the commuters’ counties of origin or bedroom communities. However… CONTINUE READING