Tied Migration and Subsequent Employment: Evidence from Couples in Britain

24 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2007

Date Written: 0000

Abstract

We use unique information on migration behavior and reasons for migration to study the impact of tied migration on labor market outcomes among husbands and wives. Fewer than 2% of couples migrate for job-related reasons and the majority of these move for reasons associated with the husband's job. Estimates from dynamic random-effects models indicate that husbands and wives in couples that migrated for job-related reasons suffer lower job retention rates than non-migrants. Tied migration reduces the probability of subsequent employment for both husbands and wives and in particular has a large negative impact on job retention rates among wives.

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Mark Philip, Tied Migration and Subsequent Employment: Evidence from Couples in Britain (0000). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69, Issue 6, pp. 795-818, December 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1031262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2007.00482.x

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