Di Cintio, Marco and Grassi, Emanuele (2010): Internal Migration and Wage Differentials among Italian University Graduates.
This is the latest version of this item.
Download (627kB) | Preview
In this paper, we estimate wage gains due to sequential geographic mobility of Italian University Graduates three years after graduation. By means of a matching procedure we quantify wage premia associated with the choice of studying far from home, moving after graduation and moving back home after graduation. We find evidence of large heterogene- ity in the returns to different migration patterns. We estimate large gains for those who move after graduation and little benefits for those who choose to go back home after hav- ing studied in regions different from that of origin. Finally, we also discuss a “transitivity” result for the estimated treatment effects.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Internal Migration and Wage Differentials among Italian University Graduates|
|Keywords:||Internal migration; wage premia; kernel matching.|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant Workers
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||Emanuele Grassi|
|Date Deposited:||06. Dec 2010 16:20|
|Last Modified:||14. Mar 2015 19:48|
Ballarino, G., Bratti, M., 2009. Field of study and university graduates’ early employment outcomes in italy during 1995–2004. Labour 23 (3), 421–457.
Black, D., Smith, J., 2004. How robust is the evidence on the effects of college quality? evidence from matching. Journal of Econometrics 121 (1-2), 99–124.
Borjas, G., Bronars, S., Trejo, S., 1992. Self-selection and internal migration in the united states. Journal of Urban Economics 32 (2), 159–185.
Bowles, S., 1970. Migration as investment: empirical tests of the human investment approach to geographical mobility. The Review of Economics and Statistics 52 (4), 356–362.
Checchi, D., Flabbi, L., 2007. Intergenerational mobility and schooling decisions in germany and italy: The impact of secondary school tracks. IZA Discussion Papers 2876.
Détang-Dessendre, C., Drapier, C., Jayet, H., 2004. The impact of migration on wages: Em- pirical evidence from french youth. Journal of Regional Science 44 (4), 661–691.
Dustmann, C., Weiss, Y., 2007. Return migration: theory and empirical evidence from the uk. British Journal of Industrial Relations 45 (2), 236–256.
Faggian, A., McCann, P., Sheppard, S., 2006. An analysis of ethnic differences in uk graduate migration behaviour. The Annals of Regional Science 40 (2), 461–471.
Falaris, E., 1988. Migration and wages of young men. Journal of Human Resources 23 (4), 514–534.
Frolich, M., 2004. Programme Evaluation with Multiple Treatments. Journal of Economic Sur- veys 18 (2), 181–224.
Gottlieb, P., Joseph, G., 2006. College-to-work migration of technology graduates and holders of doctorates within the united states. Journal of Regional Science 46 (4), 627–659.
Greenwood, M., 1975. Research on internal migration in the united states: a survey. Journal of Economic Literature 13 (2), 397–433.
Heckman, J., Ichimura, H., Todd, P., 1998. Matching As An Econometric Evaluation Estimator. The Review of Economic Studies 65 (2), 261–294.
Holland, P., 1986. Statistics and Causal Inference. Journal of the American Statistical Associ- ation 81 (396), 945–960.
Imbens, G., Wooldridge, J., 2009. Recent developments in the econometrics of program evalu- ation. Journal of Economic Literature 47 (1), 5–86.
Imbens, G. W., 2004. Nonparametric Estimation of Average Treatment Effects under Exogene- ity: A Review. Review of Economics and Statistics 86 (1), 4–29.
Jovanovic, B., 1979. Firm-specific capital and turnover. The Journal of Political Economy 87 (6), 1246–1260.
Lansing, J., Morgan, J., 1967. The effect of geographical mobility on income. Journal of Human Resources, 449–460.
Lechner, M., 2001. Identification and estimation of causal effects of multiple treatments under the conditional independence assumption. Econometric evaluation of labour market policies 13, 43–58.
Lehmer, F., Ludsteck, J., 2010. The returns to job mobility and inter-regional migration: Evi- dence from germany. Papers in Regional Science.
Malamud, O., Wozniak, A., 2006. The impact of college education on geographic mobility: evidence from the vietnam generation. University of Chicago, Manuscript. 16
Nakosteen, R., Westerlund, O., 2004. The effects of regional migration on gross income of labour in sweden. Papers in Regional Science 83 (3), 581–595.
Rosenbaum, P., Rubin, D., 1983. The Central Role of the Propensity Score in Observational Studies for Causal Effects. Biometrika 70 (1), 41–55.
Rosenbaum, P., Rubin, D., 1985. Constructing a control group using multivariate matched sampling methods that incorporate the propensity score. American Statistician 39 (1), 33– 38.
Rubin, D., 1974. Estimating Causal Effects of Treatments in Randomized and Non-randomized studies. Journal of Educational Psychology 66, 688–701.
Schlottmann, A., Herzog, H., 1984. Career and geographic mobility interactions: Implications for the age selectivity of migration. Journal of Human Resources 19 (1), 72–86.
Sjaastad, L., 1962. The costs and returns of human migration. The Journal of Political Economy 70 (5), 80–93.
Treyz, G., Rickman, D., Hunt, G., Greenwood, M., 1993. The dynamics of us internal migration. The review of Economics and Statistics 75 (2), 209–214.
Tunali, I., 2000. Rationality of migration. International Economic Review 41 (4), 893–920.
Yankow, J., 2003. Migration, job change, and wage growth: a new perspective on the pecuniary return to geographic mobility. Journal of Regional Science 43 (3), 483–516.
Available Versions of this Item
Internal Migration and Wage Differentials among Italian University Graduates. (deposited 16. Nov 2010 16:59)
- Internal Migration and Wage Differentials among Italian University Graduates. (deposited 06. Dec 2010 16:20) [Currently Displayed]