Occupation Choice, Information, and Migration
AbstractWe examine the relationship between occupational and geographical mobility using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data. We develop a theoretical model that is a variation on the Jovanovic experience good model, which allows us to formalize the occupation choice decision. As individuals gain information on their own productivity, they may change occupations and locations. Occupation choice is introduced as an endogenous determinant of migration in recursive bivariate probit models for individuals who make good and bad matches in an occupation. We extend our analysis to feature an additional discussion of the migration-occupation choice relationship by race for both match types.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.
Volume (Year): 33 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Migration; Mobility; Occupation; Productivity;
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