Overeducation and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets
Giuseppe Croce () and
Emanuela Ghignoni ()
No 145, Working Papers from University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics
According to a recent strand of literature this paper highlights the relevance of spatial mobility as an explanatory factorof the individual risk of being overeducated. To investigate the causal link between spatial mobility and overeducationwe use individual information about daily home-to-work commuting time and choices to relocate in a different localarea 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 ofthe 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 dailycommuting time for the former group, as well as, negative impact of the decision to migrate and of the migrationdistance for the latter one.
Keywords: Overeducation; Spatial flexibility; Local labour markets; Sample selection bias (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J61 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-mig and nep-ure
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