The Effect of Geographic Mobility on Male Labor-Force Participants in the United States
AbstractWe use both fixed-effects and random-effects regression models to measure the effect of geographic mobility on earnings of labor-force participants in the United States. The results support the human-capital hypothesis: six years after moving, real earnings of male labor-force participants are about 20 percent higher than they would have been had the move not occurred. Men younger than 40, and men with family-unit incomes no more than five times the poverty line, experience even larger benefits from moving. The geographic mobility that is characteristic of the United States' flexible labor market, in general, is beneficial to the movers.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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