Couples, Careers, and Spatial Mobility
Lea Nassal () and
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No 2220, CReAM Discussion Paper Series from Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London
We investigate the effects of long-distance moves of married couples on both spousesâ€™ earnings, employment and job characteristics based on a new administrative dataset from Germany. Employing difference-in-difference propensity score matching and accounting for spousesâ€™ pre-move employment biographies, we show that menâ€™s earnings increase significantly after the move, whereas women suffer large losses in the first years. Menâ€™s earnings increases are mainly driven by increasing wages and switches to slightly larger and better paying firms. Investigating effect heterogeneity with respect to pre-move relative earnings or for whose job opportunity couples move, confirms strong gender asymmetries in gains to moving.
Keywords: Long-distance moves; labour market careers; gender gap (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Couples, careers, and spatial mobility (2022)
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