41st Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "European Regional Development Issues in the New Millennium and their Impact on Economic Policy", 29 August - 1 September 2001, Zagreb, Croatia
This paper examines differences in the outcomes of moving between married and unmarried individuals. Even if Amigration would be optimal for the family, it can be sub-optimal for one of the spouses. Unattached individuals instead, simply maximise their own personal welfare, and thus they should benefit from moving. In addition, there might exist gender differences in the outcomes of moving, especially in the family context. Therefore, both genders are investigated. The consequences of migration are examined both in terms of income and employment. A very large data set is utilised, and many-sided estimation techniques are used.