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Worker Mobility, Residential Choice, And The Allocation Of New Jobs

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We estimate a local labor market model for North Carolina. The model accounts for inter-county commuting - in addition to within-county labor market adjustments - when a labor demand shock occurs. Econometric results indicate that migration accounted for no more than 20 to 30 percent of county labor market adjustment to employment growth during the decade of the 1980s, and that most employment growth was accommodated by changes in commuting flows.

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  • Renkow, Mitch, 2001. "Worker Mobility, Residential Choice, And The Allocation Of New Jobs," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20657, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. J. G. Tokle & Wallace E. Huffman, 1991. "Local Economic Conditions and Wage Labor Decisions of Farm and Rural Nonfarm Couples," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 73(3), pages 652-670.
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