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ERIC Number: ED113240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-1
Pages: 24
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Age and Educational Selectivity among Migration and Human Capital Flows in the West.
Evenson, James A.
This paper quantifies and analyzes the total flows of human capital moving in and out of the West over time as a result of interregional migration. Particular emphasis is placed on analyzing the "age-education" interaction effect of migration on flows of human capital. Migration was highly selective of the young and/or highly educated adult. Age, education, race, and sex characteristics of migrants moving in and out of the Western divisions were determined from census data. The detailed flows were multiplied by the appropriate value of human capital (discounted earnings approach) and were then summed to determine the effects of age and education on flows of human capital. Results of the study indicate that (1) the "age-education" interaction effect is highly significant; (2) the West experienced a large increase in human capital as a result of the large net in-migration of adults from the Midwest; (3) more recently, this flow has decreased somewhat; (4) the West has been experiencing a large gain in black human capital from both the southern and northern states; and (5) a significant portion of the economic growth in the West appears, consequently, to have been subsidized by other regions, especially the Midwest. These rather large flows of human capital imply that the other regions are underinvesting in education, especially higher education. (Author)
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