Where Should I Live? The Locational Choices of Australians and New Zealanders
AbstractThis paper exploits the existence of the trans-Tasman travel agreement and the availability of comparable census data in Australia and New Zealand to examine the extent to which individuals respond to different labour market conditions in the two countries (and their subregions), as well as measures of local amenities and cost of living when deciding where to live. Our findings suggest that the trans-Tasman travel agreement did contribute to a mutual exchange of migrants with many similarities regarding the size and human capital endowment of migration flows in both directions. However, considerable differences between the two countries remain with regard to internal, trans-Tasman and other international migration.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Otago, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1204.
Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
Date of revision: Sep 2012
International Migration; International Agreements; Regional Labour Markets;
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- F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
- F55 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Institutional Arrangements
- 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-2012-11-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIG-2012-11-11 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2012-11-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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