Regional Labor Market Dynamics, Housing, and Migration

26 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2004

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Kari Hämäläinen

Government of the Republic of Finland - VATT Institute for Economic Research

Petri Bockerman

Labour Institute for Economic Research; University of Turku - Turku School of Economics

Abstract

This study explores the impact of plant-level labor market dynamics and housing markets on gross migration flows. The internal and the external reorganizations of regional labor markets are shown to be related. An increase in internal turnover of jobs and workers in regional labor markets is found to increase net-migration. This effect arises mainly from a reduction in out-migration. Housing markets constitute constraints for migration. In particular, an increase in regional housing prices and a large share of owner-occupancy housing discourages net-migration to a region by reducing in-migration. In contrast, the out-migration rate remains largely unaffected by housing markets.

Suggested Citation

Hämäläinen, Kari and Bockerman, Petri, Regional Labor Market Dynamics, Housing, and Migration. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=592570

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Petri Bockerman

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