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Housing markets and geographical labour mobility to high-productivity regions: the case of Stockholm
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE). The Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
2023 (English)In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In many countries, there are signs of declining migration to high-productivity urban areas due to restrictions in the housing market and increasing regional differences in housing prices. Using detailed population-wide register data for Sweden, we estimate how regional variation in housing prices and homeownership is associated with the individual’s decision whether to accept a job offer in the Stockholm metropolitan region and the interrelated choice between migration and commuting as the mobility mode. Our findings indicate that high relative housing prices in the Stockholm area and homeownership are associated with decreasing total geographical labour mobility to the region. This is pronounced among the young and among highly skilled workers. The negative effects of high relative housing prices and homeownership on migration are partially but not fully compensated by positive effects on commuting to Stockholm.

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Sage Publications, 2023.
Keywords [en]
Commuting, homeownership, housing prices, labour mobility, migration
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217986DOI: 10.1177/09697764231210791Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85178408873OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-217986DiVA, id: diva2:1819586
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