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Working Paper

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College student mobility -- New York (State), Social mobility, College student mobility -- Effect of educational policies on

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12 pages


This paper analyzes factors affecting the migration of college students. Its purpose is to provide a better understanding of the relationship between student migration and state characteristics, including state education policy. The paper begins with an examination of previous migration studies of college students. This is followed by a brief description of the methodology employed in this study. A model for migration to the state of New York is estimated to identify the major determinants which are associated with the student migrant's home state characteristics acting as push factors. The paper concludes with a discussion of the empirical results and corresponding policy implications.


Catalog Number DP92-1.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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