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Returns to migration, education and externalities in the European Union

Rodríguez-Pose, Andres and Tselios, Vassilis (2010) Returns to migration, education and externalities in the European Union. Papers in Regional Science, 89 (2). pp. 411-434. ISSN 1056-8190

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This paper uses microeconomic data for more than 100,000 European individuals in order to analyse whether the individual economic returns to education vary between migrants and non-migrants and whether any differences in earnings between these two groups are affected by household and/or geographical (regional and interregional) externalities. The results point out that while education is a fundamental determinant of earnings, European labour markets do not discriminate in the returns to education between migrants and non-migrants. Household, regional and supra-regional externalities influence the economic returns to education in a similar way for local, intranational and supra-national migrants. The results are robust to the introduction of a large number of individual, household and regional controls.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2010 Regional Science Association International
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 10:33

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