New Publication: Occupational Licensing and Interstate Migration

Occupational Licensing and Interstate Migration in the United States Abstract: The empirical evidence regarding the effects of state occupational licensing practices on interstate migration in the United States is mixed. This article uses a standardized and established methodology—founded in the tradition of gravity models and common across the social sciences—to evaluate the relationship between occupational […]

Why Americans Are Staying Put, Instead of Moving

13.6% of Americans today were born in another country, and most of us are descended from immigrants. This story of migration also includes moving within the country. Over the last 200 years, Americans have settled the frontier, moved away from cities toward suburbs and migrated away from cities in the Northeast toward the South and […]