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Interregional Migration ‘Wage Premia’: The Case of Creative and Science and Technology Graduates in the UK

  • Sarah JewellEmail author
  • Alessandra Faggian
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Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

Since the seminal contribution by Sjaastad (1962), the so-called ‘human capital migration theory’ has become extremely popular among economists, especially regional economists. The basic idea is that migration itself can be viewed as an investment in human capital. A rational individual would use relocation as a means to maximize long-term utility and would move if the future discounted benefits of relocating outweigh the costs associated with the move.

Keywords

Propensity Score Propensity Score Match Return Migration Wage Premium Kernel Match 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  2. 2.AED Economics DepartmentThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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