Determinants of regional income distribution in the U.S. South, 1980-1990: Roles of net migration and human capital accumulation

Octavian Ngarambé, Stephan J. Goetz

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Abstract

This article examines the effects of net migration and education on black-to-black, white-to-white, and overall income inequality, using county-level data from the U.S. South for the years 1980 through 1990. Results indicate that net migration has caused overall income inequality to decrease, but had a positive effect on black income inequality. Educational growth is also found to have an equalizing effect on overall inequality. In addition, it is found that the effects of both net migration and education on spatial income disparities vary across Southern county-types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-35
Number of pages13
JournalReview of Black Political Economy
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics

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