Voting with Your Feet in the United Kingdom

31 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 1998

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Howard J. Wall

Lindenwood University - Center for Economics and the Environment

Date Written: July 1997

Abstract

This paper reexamines the use of migration rates to estimate compensating differentials as measures of regional quality of life. Applying a model of interregional migration to the U.K., I estimate a migration regression, the results of which I use to measure regional quality of life and standard of living. The results suggest a North-South divide within England, and that Scotland and Wales have relatively high levels of both. The results also lead to a rejection of regional standard-of-living equivalence (regional equilibrium) in the U.K.

JEL Classification: R23

Suggested Citation

Wall, Howard J., Voting with Your Feet in the United Kingdom (July 1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=119513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.119513

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