In-Migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital
37 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last revised: 21 Feb 2019
Date Written: 2018-07-23
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
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