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Is Hispanic Population Dispersion into Rural Counties Contributing to Local Economic Growth?


Dennis Coates


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

T. H. Gindling


University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

October 2013

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 649-668, 2013

Abstract:     
In the 1990s, rural counties in the United States, which had been losing population, became the destinations for an increasing number of Hispanics, slowing and in some cases reversing population declines. In this paper, we examine whether faster growth in the Hispanic population is linked to faster growth in income per capita in rural counties. Our results indicate strong support for the hypothesis that population growth caused by the increase in Hispanics, whether from international immigrants, migrants from within the United States, or from natural growth in families, has fueled increased economic growth in those small, rural communities whose populations had been in decline during the 1970s or the 1980s.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

JEL Classification: J15, J61, R11

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Date posted: August 24, 2013  

Suggested Citation

Coates, Dennis and Gindling, T. H., Is Hispanic Population Dispersion into Rural Counties Contributing to Local Economic Growth? (October 2013). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 649-668, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2315421 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2012.00334.x

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Dennis Coates
University of Maryland, Baltimore County ( email )
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Baltimore, MD 21250
United States
410-455-3243 (Phone)
410-455-1054 (Fax)
Thomas Gindling
University of Maryland, Baltimore County ( email )
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
United States
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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