The impact of immigration on the internal migration of natives and immigrants

Demography. 2001 Feb;38(1):133-45. doi: 10.1353/dem.2001.0006.


In this paper we examine the internal migratory response, by native-born non-Hispanic white men and foreign-born men in the United States, to recent immigration. Our analysis does not support the claim that natives have made a migratory response to recent immigration. Native-born men and foreign-born men were less likely to leave states that received large numbers of immigrants in the 1980s than they were to leave other states, and native-born men had less propensity toward out-migration than did foreign-born men. Out-migration was most likely to be deterred if recent immigrants originated in Europe or Asia. Although native-born non-Hispanic white men showed a tendency toward out-migration if recent immigrants originated in Latin America or the Caribbean, this result was insignificant after we controlled for state economic and regional context.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Demography
  • Emigration and Immigration / statistics & numerical data*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Population Dynamics*
  • United States