Region Focus

Second/Third Quarter 2012

Pulling Up Stakes

Americans are moving less, and it's not clear why — but housing is not the whole story

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Related Links

Ganong, Peter, and Daniel Shoag. “Why Has Regional Convergence in the U.S. Stopped?” Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP 12-028, June 2012.

Partridge, Mark D., Dan S. Rickman, M. Rose Olfert, and Kamar Ali. “Dwindling U.S. Internal Migration: Evidence of a Spatial Equilibrium or Structural Shifts in Local Labor Markets?Regional Science and Urban Economics, January 2012, vol. 42, no. 1-2, pp. 375-388.

Molloy, Raven, Christopher L. Smith, and Abigail Wozniak. “Internal Migration in the United States.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 2011, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 173-196.

Zhu, Siyi, and Li Gan. “The Slow Down in Family Migration in the United States.” Texas A&M University Job Market Paper, December 2011.

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