Event Title

Migration Project Abstract

Faculty Advisor

Michael Seeborg

Graduation Year

2020

Location

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

4-4-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

4-4-2020 10:30 AM

Description

The state of Illinois has had one of the highest rates of outbound migration of any state in America. This paper evaluates the impact of this out migration on the communities these people leave behind, in particular the financial hub of Chicago and the small city of Bloomington. These cities are compared to the growth city of Phoenix Arizona, whose population has exploded in this decade and is one of the most popular destinations for those migrating out of Chicago and Bloomington. Human capital theory suggests that highly educated people with high wage potential are more likely to migrate than less educated people. This paper uses the American Community Survey Census database to test the hypothesis that communities with outbound migration (Chicago and Bloomington) face increases in poverty and lower levels of educational attainment on average than the cities with inbound migration (Phoenix).This hypothesis is explored through difference-in-difference and OLS regression analysis of poverty, education, and wage variables.

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Migration Project Abstract

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The state of Illinois has had one of the highest rates of outbound migration of any state in America. This paper evaluates the impact of this out migration on the communities these people leave behind, in particular the financial hub of Chicago and the small city of Bloomington. These cities are compared to the growth city of Phoenix Arizona, whose population has exploded in this decade and is one of the most popular destinations for those migrating out of Chicago and Bloomington. Human capital theory suggests that highly educated people with high wage potential are more likely to migrate than less educated people. This paper uses the American Community Survey Census database to test the hypothesis that communities with outbound migration (Chicago and Bloomington) face increases in poverty and lower levels of educational attainment on average than the cities with inbound migration (Phoenix).This hypothesis is explored through difference-in-difference and OLS regression analysis of poverty, education, and wage variables.