Jobs – Not Taxes – Stimulates Migration (a PERI publication)

April 01, 2011

Written by the Political Economy Research Institute

Rhode Island shouldn’t worry that higher taxes will drive people away, but how it spends its tax revenue appears to affect the likelihood that people will move here. Employment opportunities, a low incidence of crime, and affordable housing go hand in hand with greater inward migration, according to a study by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) of Amherst, Mass.

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