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The Employment and Earnings of Migrants in Great Britain

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  • Andrews, Martyn J.

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    (University of Manchester)

  • Clark, Ken

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    (University of Manchester)

  • Whittaker, William

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    (University of Manchester)

Abstract

Using nationally representative, longitudinal data from the first 14 waves of the British Household Panel Survey we examine the labour market returns to inter-regional migration in Great Britain. Controlling for endogeneity, heterogeneity and self-selection, we find substantial long-run wage premiums associated with migration for both males and females who move for job-related reasons. There is, however, no evidence that moving across regions increases the probability of employment for males and females; in fact, some female movers experience a long-run employment penalty.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3068.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3068

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  1. World Bank, 2012. "In Search of Opportunities : How a More Mobile Workforce Can Propel Ukraine’s Prosperity (Vol. 2 of 2) : Technical Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12287, The World Bank.
  2. Andrews, Martyn J. & Clark, Ken & Whittaker, William, 2008. "The Determinants of Regional Migration in Great Britain: A Duration Approach," IZA Discussion Papers 3783, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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