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Education And Mobility

  • Stephen Machin
  • Kjell G. Salvanes
  • Panu Pelkonen

We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole population. Based on the results, we conclude that part of the US-Europe difference, as well as the European North-South difference in labour mobility, is likely to be due to differences in levels of education in the respective regions.

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Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 417-450

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