In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital

40 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2018

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Julie L. Hotchkiss

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Georgia State University - Department of Economics

Anil Rupasingha

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Date Written: June 2018

Abstract

Consistent with predictions from the literature, we find that higher levels of in-migration dilute multiple dimensions of a community's level of social capital. The analysis employs a 2SLS methodology to account for potential endogeneity of migration.

Keywords: social capital, migration, decennial census, social capital community benchmark survey, non-public data, simultaneous equations, endogeneity, factor analysis

JEL Classification: R23, D71, C36, C38

Suggested Citation

Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Rupasingha, Anil, In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital (June 2018). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 18-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202311

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Anil Rupasingha

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