The Impact of Internal Migration on Married Couples' Earnings in Britain
Previous studies have often suggested that wives experience a decline in labour market fortunes after an internal migration of a married couple. This evidence is consistent with wives being 'tied movers' on average. I use the British Household Panel Survey to consider the extent to which wives' annual earnings change systematically in the year following an internal migration event for married couples within Britain. The earnings of working husbands appear to be little impacted by migration. Wives' earnings do fall, though this affect is short-lived and concentrated in a decline in the weeks of work for the wife. Copyright (c) The London School of Economics and Political Science 2009.
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Volume (Year): 77 (2010)
Issue (Month): 307 (07)
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