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Research Paper IZA Discussion Papers 3783

The determinants of regional migration in Great Britain: a duration approach

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Publication date

01 Oct 2008

Abstract

Using data from the first fourteen waves of the British Household Panel Survey, we estimate a discrete duration model of interregional migration in Great Britain. By exploiting retrospective information on residency we control for late entry as well as unobserved heterogeneity. We find considerable duration dependence in region of residence in the raw data, most but not all of which disappears when controlling for observable and unobservable differences between individuals. Older workers are less likely to switch region while the better educated are more mobile. There are also some differences between males and females in their likelihood to migrate.

Subjects

Migration and Labour Market

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http://ftp.iza.org/dp3783.pdf

Notes

Econpapers search; discussion paper

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