New Research on Migration Using the Consumer Credit Panel

In a recently published Demographic Research article, MPC Members Jack DeWaard, associate professor of sociology, and Janna Johnson, assistant professor of social policy and policy analysis, along with Stephan Whitaker, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, provide a comprehensive assessment of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York/Equifax Consumer Credit Panel (CCP) for research on migration within the United States. To demonstrate the unique advantages of the CCP for such research, they compare several estimates of internal migration from the CCP to similar estimates derived from other major sources of internal migration data, including the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey, Internal Revenue Service data, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the Survey of Income and Program Participation.

To learn more about the CCP, read their open access article “Internal migration in the United States: A comprehensive comparative assessment of the Consumer Credit Panel.”