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Spatial Mobility and Returns to Education:Some Evidence from a Sample of French Youth

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  • Philippe Lemistre

    () (LIRHE - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les Ressources Humaines et l'Emploi - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Nicolas Moreau

    () (LIRHE - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les Ressources Humaines et l'Emploi - UT1 - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to reevaluate the returns to geographic mobility and to the levelof education, taking into account the interaction between these two variables. We have at ourdisposal an original French database that permits precise calculation of the distance betweenthe place of education and the location of first employment. We thus capture mobility withouta priori regarding the geographical areas selected, and we use kilometric thresholds toestimate the returns to spatial mobility. Our results suggest decreasing returns to spatialmobility as the distance covered rises and increasing returns to mobility with higher levels ofeducation. In addition, for all levels of education, including the lowest, returns to geographicmobility prove to be positive, for one threshold at least and several distances.

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  • Philippe Lemistre & Nicolas Moreau, 2006. "Spatial Mobility and Returns to Education:Some Evidence from a Sample of French Youth," Post-Print halshs-00131849, HAL.
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    1. K. Newbold, 2012. "Migration and regional science: opportunities and challenges in a changing environment," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 48(2), pages 451-468, April.
    2. repec:spr:ariqol:v:13:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s11482-017-9521-z is not listed on IDEAS
    3. repec:bla:jregsc:v:57:y:2017:i:4:p:631-654 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Fabian Kratz, 2011. "Is spatial mobility a reproduction mechanism of inequality? An empirical analysis of the job search behavior and the international mobility of students and re-cent graduates," Working Papers 26, AlmaLaurea Inter-University Consortium.
    5. Rachid Boumahdi & Philippe Lemistre, 2006. "Accéder à l'emploi qualifié : les déterminants," Post-Print halshs-00009001, HAL.

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    Keywords

    spatial mobility; returns to schooling; earnings function;

    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
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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