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Educational mismatch and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets

Giuseppe Croce () and Emanuela Ghignoni ()

Education Economics, 2015, vol. 23, issue 1, 25-46

Abstract: According to recent literature, this paper highlights the relevance of spatial mobility as an explanatory factor of the individual risk of job-education mismatch. To investigate this causal link, we use individual information about daily home-to-work commuting time and choices to relocate in a different local area to get a job. Our model takes into account relevant local labour market features. We control for selective access to employment and test for endogeneity of spatial mobility. Results show a negative impact of commuting time on educational mismatch for upper-secondary graduates, as well as a negative impact of migration/migration distance for university graduates.

Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1080/09645292.2012.754121

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