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Overeducation and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets

Giuseppe Croce () and Emanuela Ghignoni ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: According to a recent strand of literature this paper highlights the relevance of spatial mobility as an explanatory factor of the individual risk of being overeducated. To investigate the causal link between spatial mobility and overeducation we use individual information about daily home-to-work commuting time and choices to relocate in a different local area to get a job. In our model we also take into account relevant local labour markets features. We use a probit bivariate model to control for selective access to employment, and test the possibility of endogeneity of the decision to migrate. Separate estimations are run for upper-secondary and tertiary graduates. The results sustain the appropriateness of the estimation technique and show a significantly negative impact of the daily commuting time for the former group, as well as, negative impact of the decision to migrate and of the migration distance for the latter one.

Keywords: Overeducation; Spatial flexibility; Local labour markets; Sample selection bias (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J62 J21 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-03-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab and nep-ure
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