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

  • Boman, Anders


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

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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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 244.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 27 Feb 2007
Date of revision: 31 Aug 2007
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0244
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Box 640, SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden
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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.
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