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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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Abstract

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
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 21:55
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 21:55
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7804

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