Does Migration Pay? Earnings effects from geographic mobility following job displacement
AbstractDisplaced workers are followed for ten years in order to analyse the earnings effects from internal migration. We utilise a large dataset containing all workers in Sweden who were involuntarily displaced from work during 1987 or 1988. Earnings effects from migration are investigated controlling for human capital, family, and labour market characteristics. Substantial gender differences in earnings effects from internal migration are found, where men in general have positive effects, while the consequences for women are negative.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 244.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 27 Feb 2007
Date of revision: 31 Aug 2007
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internal migration; earnings effects; job displacement;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2007-03-17 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2007-03-17 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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