EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Education and Geographical Mobility: The Role of the Job Surplus

Michael Amior

CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: Better-educated workers form many more long-distance job matches, and they move more quickly following local employment shocks. I argue this is a consequence of larger dispersion in wage offers, independent of geography. In a frictional market, this generates larger surpluses for workers in new matches, which can better justify the cost of moving - should the offer originate from far away. The market is then "thinner" but better integrated spatially. I motivate my hypothesis with new evidence on mobility patterns and subjective moving costs;and I test it using wage returns to local and long-distance matches over the jobs ladder.

Keywords: geographical mobility; job search; education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 J64 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-mig and nep-ure
Date: 2019-05
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1616.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
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:cep:cepdps:dp1616

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2019-08-31
Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp1616