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Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration: Online Appendix

Working Paper 725 | Published June 1, 2015

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Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration: Online Appendix

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This appendix contains eight sections. Section 1 gives technical details of how we calculate standard errors in the CPS data. Section 2 discusses changes in the ACS procedures before 2005. Section 3 examines demographic and economic patterns in migration over the past two decades, in more detail than in the main paper. Section 4 examines the cross-sectional variance of location-occupation interactions in earnings when we define locations by MSAs instead of states. Section 5 describes alternative methods to estimate the variance of location-occupation interactions in income. Section 6 measures the segregation of industries across states and of occupations and industries across MSAs. Section 7 gives technical details on the use of SIPP and census data to calculate repeat and return migration rates. Section 8 discusses transition dynamics in the model.


Appendix for Working Paper 697, _Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration_, https://doi.org/10.21034/wp.697.
Related working paper was published in: _International Economic Review_ (Vol. 58, No. 1, February 2017, pp. 57-94), https://doi.org/10.1111/iere.12209.