Regional Sorting of Human Capital – the Choice of Location among Young Adults in Sweden
AbstractMigration rates are highest among young adults, especially students, and their location choices affect the regional distribution of human capital, growth and local public sector budgets. Using Swedish register data on young adults, the choice of whether to enroll in education and the choice of location are estimated jointly. The results indicate a systematic selection into investment in further education based on school grades and associated preferences for locations with higher per capita tax bases. For students, the estimates indicate lower preferences for locations with higher shares of older people. The importance of family networks for the choice of location is confirmed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 878.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 26 Feb 2014
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Postal: Department of Economics, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
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Agglomeration; human capital; local public sector; location choice;
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- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2014-03-08 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-DCM-2014-03-08 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EDU-2014-03-08 (Education)
- NEP-GEO-2014-03-08 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-HRM-2014-03-08 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2014-03-08 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2014-03-08 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-PBE-2014-03-08 (Public Economics)
- NEP-URE-2014-03-08 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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