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Dual Job Search and Migration

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  • Christine Braun

    (University of California Santa Barbara)

  • Charlie Nusbaum

    (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • Peter Rupert

    (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Abstract

From 1964-1990, the aggregate intercounty migration rate remained largely unchanged, after which it began to decrease. During this same period, however, the intercounty mi- gration rate of married couples steadily declined while the migration rate of single indi- viduals concurrently increased. These differential trends suggest important differences in how multi-member households and individuals make decisions. This paper builds on the extensive demography and labor literature by asking how much of the decline in the mo- bility of married couples can be accounted for by the rapid increase in female labor force participation from 1960 to 2000?

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  • Christine Braun & Charlie Nusbaum & Peter Rupert, 2017. "Dual Job Search and Migration," 2017 Meeting Papers 789, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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