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Market Thickness and the Early Labor Market Career of University Graduates- An urban advantage?

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  • Ahlin, Lina

    ()
    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

  • Andersson, Martin

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

  • Thulin, Per

    ()
    (Royal Institute of Technology and Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum)

Abstract

We analyze the influence of market thickness for skills on initial wages and subsequent wage development of university graduates. Using Swedish micro-level panel data on a cohort of graduates, we show that two out of three graduates move to large cities upon graduation. Large cities yield higher rewards to human capital and a stronger early job market career. The premium on initial wages for urban graduates is in the interval of 6-12 percent, and we estimate a wage-growth premium of about 3 percent. Thicker markets for skills appear as a key reason for the concentration of university graduates to larger cities.

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series Papers in Innovation Studies with number 2013/2.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 14 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2013_002

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Keywords: human capital; university graduates; urban wage premium; market thickness; matching; agglomeration economies; migration; job switching;

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  1. Andersson, Martin & Henrekson, Magnus, 2014. "Local Competitiveness fostered through Local Institutions for Entrepreneurship," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2014/4, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
  2. Fredrik Carlsen & Jorn Rattso & Hildegunn E. Stokke, 2013. "Education, experience and dynamic urban wage premium," Working Paper Series 15213, Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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