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Does migration pay? Earnings effects of geographic mobility following job displacement


  • Anders Boman



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  • Anders Boman, 2011. "Does migration pay? Earnings effects of geographic mobility following job displacement," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 24(4), pages 1369-1384, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:24:y:2011:i:4:p:1369-1384
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0335-7

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    1. Fackler, Daniel & Rippe, Lisa, 2016. "Losing work, moving away? Regional mobility after job loss," IWH Discussion Papers 26/2016, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH).
    2. Huttunen, Kristiina & Moen, Jarle & Salvanes, Kjell G., 2015. "Job Loss and Regional Mobility," IZA Discussion Papers 8780, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Nguyen, Duc Loc & Grote, Ulrike, 2015. "Rural-Urban Migrants in Vietnam: Should we Stay in the Cities or Return Home?," 2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy 229380, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. repec:bla:labour:v:31:y:2017:i:4:p:457-479 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Daniel Fackler & Lisa Rippe, 2016. "Losing Work, Moving away? Regional Mobility after Job Loss," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 861, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    6. Antman, Francisca M., 2018. "Women and Migration," IZA Discussion Papers 11282, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    7. A. Jolly Nicholas, 2015. "Geographic Mobility and the Costs of Job Loss," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 15(4), pages 1793-1829, October.
    8. Mihi-Ramírez Antonio & García Rodríguez Yolanda & Metelski Dominik, 2015. "Economic Factors Concerning The Migration Of The Best Educated Workers. The Case Of College Teachers / Wpływ Czynników Ekonomicznych na Migrację Pracowników z Wysokimi Kwalifikacjami. Przykład Pracown," Comparative Economic Research, De Gruyter Open, vol. 18(4), pages 99-122, December.
    9. repec:spr:izamig:v:7:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1186_s40176-017-0089-z is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item


    Internal migration; Earnings effects; Job displacement; J31; J61; J65;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings


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