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