Sunday, August 21, 2011

Is there a demographer in the house? -- Texas edition

With the population growth of Texas in the news (see Krugman and Salmon), this seems like a good time to raise a question that's been bothering me for a awhile. If you look at a map of population growth over the past decade, it's hard to miss the impact Katrina had on Louisiana and Mississippi. It's safe to say that some of the growth those states would have experienced was diverted to Texas, but estimating the magnitude of that effect is not nearly so straightforward (and is probably something best left to people who know what they're talking about).

Anybody care to give it a shot?

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