EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

How Do the Skilled and the Unskilled Respond to Regional Shocks?: The Case of Spain

Paolo Mauro () and Antonio Spilimbergo ()

IMF Staff Papers, 1999, vol. 46, issue 1, 1

Abstract: Are there any differences in how workers of different skill levels respond to regional shocks? This paper addresses that question using the methodology of Blanchard and Katz (1992) and a unique data set on working-age population, labor force, and employment for five educational groups (ranging from the illiterate to the college-educated) over 1964-92 for the 50 Spanish provinces. The paper finds that the highly skilled migrate very promptly in response to a decline in regional labor demand, while low-skilled workers drop out of the labor force or stay unemployed. Copyright 1999, International Monetary Fund

JEL-codes: E24 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1999
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (36) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/staffp/1999/03-99/pdf/mauro.pdf main text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: How Do the Skilled and the Unskilled Respond to Regional Shocks? the Case of Spain (1998) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:46:y:1999:i:1:p:1

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/41308/PS2

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in IMF Staff Papers from Palgrave Macmillan
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-30
Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:46:y:1999:i:1:p:1