2017, Volume 70 - Issue 2
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Publication date: 02 May 2017
THE EFFECT OF LABOR MARKET FREEDOM AND OTHER FACTORS ON U.S. SETTLEMENT PATTERN DECISIONS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, 2012 AND 2014Read the article
DETERMINANTS OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN LOW-INCOME AND LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIESRead the article
ON THE PROTECTION OF INVESTMENT CAPITAL DURING FINANCIAL CRISIS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN EQUITY MARKET: A RISK-BASED ASSET ALLOCATION APPROACHRead the article
THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT ON INVESTMENT IN BOTSWANA: AN ARDL-BOUNDS TESTING APPROACHRead the article
SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS OF TRADE LIBERALISATION: POLICY ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND BEHAVIOURAL VARIABLES IN A TWO-LEGAL GAME FRAMEWORKRead the article
Richard J. CEBULA, Jacksonville University – Davis College of Business, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Maggie FOLEY, Jacksonville University, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A
This empirical study seeks to identify key determinants of the recent post-Great settlement pattern of undocumented immigrants inside the U.S. Among the potential determining factors considered are the degree of labor market freedom, the quality of life, and Sanctuary cities. The focus is the year 2012, which has not by itself as yet been studied for this purpose. The estimation results provided in this study imply that the state-level settlement pattern of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. was an increasing function of labor market freedom, the number of Sanctuary cities, and the overall quality-of-life index, as well as per capita personal income, while being a decreasing function of the cost of living and colder climate. Furthermore, the impacts of labor market freedom and the other variables in the model are affirmed using a modest robustness test involving a semi-log estimate for the 2014 settlement pattern of undocumented immigrants.
J49, J61, P12, P19
Settlement Pattern of Undocumented Immigrants, Settlement Pattern at the End of 2012, Labor Market Freedom, Quality of Life, Economic Factors, 2014 Robustness Test
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