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The Time Pattern of Internal Migration: Human Capital Meets Job Matching

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  • Allen, Jeremiah

    (U Lethbridge)

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A human capital model of migration that includes location-specific capital and job search is integrated with job-matching/flows approach to labor markets. This generates a model that is consistent with the observed pro-cyclicality of new migration. Unlike all previous models, this model not only explains, it predicts the observed counter-cyclicality of return migration.

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  • Allen, Jeremiah, 2003. "The Time Pattern of Internal Migration: Human Capital Meets Job Matching," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 33(3), pages 284-295.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:33:y:2003:i:3:p:284-95
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    1. Barron, John M & McCafferty, Stephen, 1977. "Job Search, Labor Supply, and the Quit Decision: Theory and Evidence," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 67(4), pages 683-691, September.
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    Keywords

    Human Capital; Job Matching; Labor Markets; Matching; Migration;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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