EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33354
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWozniak, Abigailen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33354-
dc.description.abstractIt is unclear whether educational disparities in internal migration levels reflect important economic differences or simply different consumption choices. I answer this question empirically by testing for educational differentials in the likelihood that young workers undertake and succeed at arbitrage migration. I find that young college graduates are two to five times more likely than less educated workers to reside in a state with high labor demand at the time they entered the market. Among college graduates, cross-state migration by college graduates equalizes the wage impact of early career labor demand shocks in their home states. This is not true for less educated workers. The lack of wage convergence is most severe for cohorts who entered the labor market during periods of high spatial variation in state conditions and low national employment growth. My results are consistent with theories of educational differences in migration that assume less educated workers are credit constrained, and cast doubt on several other explanations for the difference.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1954en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinternal migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocal labor marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.titleEducational differences in the migration responses of young workers to local labor market conditionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn507466128en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
507466128.pdf282.77 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.