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The effects of unemployment protection on migration in lagging regions

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In this paper we analyze the unintended effects on mobility of a national place-based policy (SIPTEA) increasing unemployment protection in two lagging regions of southern Spain, namely, Extremadura and Andalucía. Using a border identification strategy and (1981 and 1991) census data at the municipal level, we estimate the effects of SIPTEA on population growth, the probability of staying and in-migration in rural areas that are experiencing high unemployment. The results indicate that the policy increased both the probability of staying and in-migration, although the locational inefficiencies implied are not particularly large.

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  • Jofre-Monseny, Jordi, 2014. "The effects of unemployment protection on migration in lagging regions," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(C), pages 73-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:juecon:v:83:y:2014:i:c:p:73-86
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jue.2014.08.001
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    Keywords

    Unemployment protection; Migration; Mobility; Place-based policy; Lagging regions;

    JEL classification:

    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location

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