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Does Migration Pay? Earnings effects from geographic mobility following job displacement

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  • Boman, Anders

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

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Displaced workers are followed for ten years in order to analyse the earnings effects from internal migration. We utilise a large dataset containing all workers in Sweden who were involuntarily displaced from work during 1987 or 1988. Earnings effects from migration are investigated controlling for human capital, family, and labour market characteristics. Substantial gender differences in earnings effects from internal migration are found, where men in general have positive effects, while the consequences for women are negative.

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  • Boman, Anders, 2007. "Does Migration Pay? Earnings effects from geographic mobility following job displacement," Working Papers in Economics 244, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics, revised 31 Aug 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0244
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    1. Jennifer Hunt, 2004. "Are migrants more skilled than non-migrants? Repeat, return, and same-employer migrants," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 37(4), pages 830-849, November.
    2. John T. Addison & Pedro Portugal, 1987. "The Effect of Advance Notification of Plant Closings on Unemployment," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 41(1), pages 3-16, October.
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    Keywords

    internal migration; earnings effects; job displacement;

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    • 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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