The Time Pattern of Internal Migration: Human Capital Meets Job Matching
AbstractA human capital model of migration that includes location-specific capital and job search is integrated with job-matching/flows approach to labor markets. This generates a model that is consistent with the observed pro-cyclicality of new migration. Unlike all previous models, this model not only explains, it predicts the observed counter-cyclicality of return migration.
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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): 3 ()
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Human Capital; Job Matching; Labor Markets; Matching; Migration;
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