Immigration and Native Mobility in Established, New, and Nongateway Metropolitan Areas

Matthew Hall, Pennsylvania State University
Kyle Crowder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stewart E. Tolnay, University of Washington

Drawing from the literature on the effects of immigration on natives' regional pattern of internal migration, as well as from recent residential segregation and attainment research, this study offers a neighborhood-level assessment of how native flight from local immigrant concentrations varies according to metropolitan immigrant destination type. By combining panel data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics with tract-level data from four censuses, we explore how the effects of foreign-born populations in the immediate neighborhood of residence and surrounding neighborhoods on the natives' residential mobility decisions differs in Established, New, and Nongateway destination areas.

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Presented in Session 42: Internal Migration