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A panel study of migration, self-selection and household real income

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  • Roger Axelsson

    () (Department of Economics, UmeÅ University, S-90187 UmeÅ, Sweden)

  • Olle Westerlund

    () (Department of Economics, UmeÅ University, S-90187 UmeÅ, Sweden)

Abstract

The impact of migration on income for Swedish multi-adult households is examined using panel data pertaining to a sample of stable household constellations during the period 1980-1990. In contrast to previous studies, data on household disposable income is employed in estimating the income function. The empirical results indicate no significant effect on real disposable income from migration. In addition, the hypothesis of no self-selection, or zero correlation between the errors in the decision function and the income function, cannot be rejected.

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  • Roger Axelsson & Olle Westerlund, 1998. "A panel study of migration, self-selection and household real income," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 11(1), pages 113-126.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:11:y:1998:i:1:p:113-126
    Note: Received: 10 May 1995 / Accepted: 14 August 1996
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    Keywords

    Family migration · family income · self-selection;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • 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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