Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82922
Authors: 
Dahlberg, Matz
Fredriksson, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2001:12
Abstract: 
Using unique Swedish micro data we examine the impact of local public services on community choice. The choice of community is modeled as a choice between a discrete set of alternatives. The US literature has produced conflicting evidence with respect to the importance of local public services. We find a robust positive (negative) relationship between local public services (local income tax rates) and the residential choices of short-distance migrants (defined as those moving within a local labor market). However, local public characteristics are less important for migrants who entered from other local labor markets. Using information on subsequent mobility, we also investigate whether the last result is due to lack of information about the characteristics of the local public sector. The evidence suggests that this is not the case.
Subjects: 
Migration
Local public services
Tiebout
Discrete choice
repeat migration
JEL: 
D12
H31
H73
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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