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Tied Migration and Subsequent Employment: Evidence from Couples in Britain

Taylor, Mark P (2007) 'Tied Migration and Subsequent Employment: Evidence from Couples in Britain.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69 (6). pp. 795-818. ISSN 0305-9049

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We use unique information on migration behaviour and reasons for migration to study the impact of tied migration on labour 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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 21:55
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:38

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