Lecture_19___Migration_and_Public_Policy

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November 10, 2008 More Migration and Public Policy
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Migration Demography is the Study of the Size, Distribution, and Composition of the Population, Changes Therein, and the Components of Change, including Mortality, Fertility, and Migration .
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Goals Measurement Differentials (or migration selectivity) Policy welfare migration Public housing and moving to opportunity
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Measurement Direct approaches Migration since some fixed date Stream data – origin and destinations Place of birth (compared with current place) Panel data Indirect approaches Vital statistics method Survival rate method (life table and census survival)
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Direct approaches
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Migration since some fixed date 1 and 5 year retrospective questions?
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Stream data
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Lifetime migration: Compare Place of Birth with Current Residence Which state has the highest percentage of living in their state of birth? Application: return migration to place of birth. E.g., blacks moving South again Used in conjunction with fixed date question
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Panel data Advantage: Modeling with pre-migration characteristics Problems: Attrition Sample size Individual vs. family characteristics
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Indirect approaches: Areal or spatial emphasis
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