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The effects of unemployment benefits on migration in lagging regions

  • Jordi Jofre-Monseny

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    (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB)

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    In this paper we analyze the unintended effects on mobility of a national place-based policy (SIPTEA) that provides greater unemployment protection in two lagging regions of southern Spain (namely, Extremadura and Andalucía). Using a border identification strategy and (1981 and 1991) census data at the municipal level, we estimate the effects of SIPTEA on population growth, the probability of staying and in-migration in rural areas that are experiencing high unemployment and significant out-migration flows. The results indicate that the policy mitigated population losses by increasing both the probability of staying and in-migration, although the locational inefficiencies implied are not particularly large. We also explore the effects of greater unemployment protection on labor market outcomes. Here, the results indicate that the policy led to a 10- to 13-percentage point increase in unemployment.

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    Paper provided by Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB) in its series Working Papers with number 2013/10.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:2013/6/doc2013-10
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    1. Jorge De la Roca, 2011. "Selection in initial and return migration: Evidence from moves across Spanish cities," Working Papers 2011-21, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) Ciencias Sociales.
    2. De Giorgi, Giacomo & Pellizzari, Michele, 2009. "Welfare migration in Europe," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 353-363, August.
    3. Goerlich Gisbert Francisco J. & Cantarino Martí Isidro, 2010. "Rugosidad del terreno: una característica del paisaje poco estudiada," Working Papers 201010, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
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