Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96704
Authors: 
Molloy, Raven S.
Smith, Christopher L.
Wozniak, Abigail K.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8149
Abstract: 
Interstate migration has decreased steadily since the 1980s. We show that this trend is not primarily related to demographic and socioeconomic factors, but instead appears to be connected to a concurrent secular decline in labor market transitions. We explore a number of reasons for the declines in geographic and labor market transitions, and find the strongest support for explanations related to a decrease in the net benefit to changing employers. Our preferred interpretation is that the distribution of relevant outside offers has shifted in a way that has made labor market transitions, and thus geographic transitions, less desirable to workers.
Subjects: 
migration
migration decline
labor market transitions
job transitions
returns to tenure
JEL: 
J6
J1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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