Location Choices of Highly Educated Foreign Workers: The Importance of Urban Amenities
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-093/VIII
32 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Date Written: June 29, 2014
In the globalized economy the presence of migrants is essential for urban and regional growth, and it is therefore important to know what makes a city an attractive place for highly skilled migrants. This paper aims to shed light on this issue by considering the location choice of highly-educated foreign workers, and if and how their valuation of urban amenities differs from domestic workers. To do so, we apply a residential location-choice model to estimate the attractiveness of residential locations in the Dutch Randstad for low and high-skilled, domestic and foreign workers, and calculate and compare their willingness to pay for each of these amenities.
Keywords: urban amenities, foreign workers
JEL Classification: F68, R53, R11
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