Migration and Economic Growth in the United States - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123006509, 9781483259444

Migration and Economic Growth in the United States

1st Edition

National, Regional, and Metropolitan Perspectives

Authors: Michael J. Greenwood
Editors: Edwin S. Mills
eBook ISBN: 9781483259444
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 1981
Page Count: 248
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Description

Migration and Economic Growth in the United States: National, Regional, and Metropolitan Perspectives describes the post-World-War-II behavior of selected variables that explains the evolution of urban size and composition in the United States.

This book is organized into nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides a brief historical overview of the urbanization process in the United States. In Chapters 2 and 3, certain national forces that shape the spatial distribution of population and economic activity during the postwar period are deliberated. Chapters 4 and 5 elaborate the behavior of the central cities and suburban rings of 62 major metropolitan areas. A model of metropolitan growth is dealt with in Chapter 6, followed by an evaluation of estimates of the model from 1950 to 1970 in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 covers a model of intrametropolitan location of employment, housing, and labor force. The last chapter elaborates the employment policy implications of population redistribution in the United States.

This publication is beneficial to economists and specialists concerned with migration and economic growth in the United States.

Table of Contents


Preface


1 Introduction


Postwar Urban Growth in Historical Context


2 National Forces Affecting the Spatial Distribution of Population and Economic Activity in the Post-World-War-II Era


The National Rate of Employment Growth


The National Rate of Civilian Labor Force Growth


Other Forces Contributing to Population Redistribution


The U.S. Migration Experience, 1947-1975


Summary


3 Interregional Shifts in the Location of Population and Employment


The Behavior of Regional Employment and Population Changes, 1947-1977: The Historical Record


Regional Shifts in Manufacturing Employment


The Causal Linkages Between Population and Employment


Summary


Appendix


4 Metropolitan Growth and Migration: The Patterns Since 1950


The Sample Metropolitan Areas and the Data


Urban Employment Growth, 1950-1970


Urban Nonagricultural Employment Growth, 1970-1975


Growth of Urban Manufacturing Employment, 1950-1970


Metropolitan Unemployment Rates, 1950-1975


Growth of Income and Earnings


Metropolitan Migration and Economic Growth


The Rural to Urban Migration Turnaround


Summary and Conclusions


Appendix


5 Changing Intrametropolitan Location Patterns of Labor Force and Economic Activity


The Data


Changes in the Location of Urban Labor Force and Employment


Suburban and Central City Income Growth


Location Patterns of Intrametropolitan Movers and Metropolitan In-Migrants


Summary and Conclusions


6 A Model of Metropolitan Growth and Migration


Simultaneous-Equations Models of Migration


The Theory


Specification of the Model


Appendix


Details

No. of pages:
248
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483259444

About the Author

Michael J. Greenwood

About the Editor

Edwin S. Mills

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