The Geographic Components of Change in a Migration System

David A. Plane

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A method for deriving a set of geographic components of temporal change in a system of interregional flows is proposed and applied in an analysis of U.S. interstate migration in the early 1980s. Dynamic change in net migration is conceptualized to consist of system‐growth, system‐mobility, geographic mix, and competitive components. Hypotheses concerning the structural dynamics of migration systems are suggested, as are some implications for migration‐modeling techniques. 1987 The Ohio State University

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-299
Number of pages17
JournalGeographical Analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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