Education and Mobility

49 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2008

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Stephen J. Machin

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics

Panu Pelkonen

University of Sussex - Department of Economics; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

Kjell G. Salvanes

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole population. Based on the results, we conclude that part of the US-Europe difference, as well as the European North-South difference in labour mobility, is likely to be due to differences in levels of education in the respective regions.

Keywords: labour market, mobility, education

JEL Classification: I28, J24, J61

Suggested Citation

Machin, Stephen J. and Pelkonen, Panu and Salvanes, Kjell G., Education and Mobility. IZA Discussion Paper No. 3845, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1309087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Stephen J. Machin (Contact Author)

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Panu Pelkonen

University of Sussex - Department of Economics

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Kjell G. Salvanes

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