In-migration and Dilution of Community Social Capital
Julie L. Hotchkiss and Anil Rupasingha
Working Paper 2018-5
Consistent with predictions from the literature, we find that higher levels of in-migration dilute multiple dimensions of a community's level of social capital. The analysis employs a 2SLS methodology to account for potential endogeneity of migration.
JEL classification: R23, D71, C36, C38
Key words: social capital, migration, decennial census, social capital community benchmark survey, nonpublic data, simultaneous equations, endogeneity, factor analysis