Higher Education Subsidies and Human Capital Mobility
Abstract In the U.S. there are large differences across States in the extent to which college education is subsidized, and there are also large differences across States in the proportion of college graduates in the labor force. State subsidies are apparently motivated in part by the perceived benefits of having a more educated workforce. The paper uses the migration model of Kennan and Walker (2009) to analyze how geographical variation in college education subsidies affects the migration decisions of college graduates. The model is estimated using NLSY data, and used the quantify the sensitivity of migration decisions to differences in expected net lifetime income. The estimates suggest that State subsidies have little effect on the geographical distribution of college graduates.
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