Are Commuters in the EU Better Educated than Non-Commuters but Worse than Migrants?
AbstractI analyse the skill and age structure of commuters in 14 EU countries. Theory implies that commuters can be either more or less able than stayers, but are always less able than migrants and that they are also always older than migrants but younger than stayers. Empirically all types of commuters are younger and have higher education than non-commuters. Internal commuters are better educated and younger than cross-border commuters, education decreases while age increases with distance commuted and recent migrants are younger but also more highly educated than commuters.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 407.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 30 Nov 2011
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Commuting; Selectivity; Migration;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-12-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-EUR-2011-12-13 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-MIG-2011-12-13 (Economics of Human Migration)
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