In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital

37 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last revised: 21 Feb 2019

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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: 2018-07-23

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, nonpublic data, simultaneous equations, endogeneity, factor analysis

JEL Classification: C36, C38, D71, R23

Suggested Citation

Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Rupasingha, Anil, In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital (2018-07-23). FRB Atlanta Working Paper No. 2018-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3218942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.29338/wp2018-05

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