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Graduate migration, self-selection and urban wage premiums across the regional hierarchy
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. (Economic Policy Network / ALC)
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We use Swedish longitudinal population register data on university graduates and estimate the effect of migration on earnings. Migration between regional labour markets is used to identify static and dynamic agglomeration effects on earnings. Heterogeneity in effects is examined by individuals’ position in the ability distribution and by origin-destination size categories of regional labour markets. The results indicate that the effect of upward migration (from smaller to larger labour markets) on earnings is positive throughout. Downward migration (from larger to smaller labour markets) is generally associated with negative or no convincing signs of positive effects on earnings. The estimates indicate positive short-term urban wage premiums (UWP) for all origin-destination flows of upward migration, especially high UWP for in-migration to the Stockholm labour market region. The UWP of upward migration is positive also for movers in the lower end of the ability distribution, but it is substantially higher for high ability migrants. We also find evidence of a positive dynamic UWP of migration to Stockholm from the other regions, particularly for high ability migrants.

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Umeå: Department of Economics, Umeå University , 2019. , p. 28
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Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 962
Keywords [en]
Urban wage premium, human capital, migration, agglomeration economies, ability
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Economics and Business
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-165502DiVA, id: diva2:1372945
Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved

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