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Spatial Mobility And Returns To Education: Some Evidence From A Sample Of French Youth

  • Philippe Lemistre
  • Nicolas Moreau

This study re-evaluates the returns to geographic mobility and to the level of education taking into account the interaction between these two variables, and using the distance covered as a proxy for migration costs. We have at our disposal an original French database that permits precise calculation of the distance between the place of education and the location of first employment. For men, we find decreasing returns to spatial mobility as the distance covered rises and increasing returns to mobility with higher levels of education. The marginal returns to spatial mobility for women are lower across the board. Copyright (c) 2008, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Volume (Year): 49 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 149-176

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