Human Capital Theory and Internal Migration: Do Average Outcomes Distort Our View of Migrant Motives?

Migration Letters

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Title Human Capital Theory and Internal Migration: Do Average Outcomes Distort Our View of Migrant Motives?
 
Creator Korpi, Martin
Clark, William A.V.
 
Subject Social Sciences; Geography; Economics
migration; human capital; labor mobility; urban rural
 
Description By modelling the distribution of percentage income gains for movers in Sweden, using multinomial logistic regression, this paper shows that those receiving large pecuniary returns from migration are primarily those moving to the larger metropolitan areas and those with higher education, and that there is much more variability in income gains than what is often assumed in models of average gains to migration. This suggests that human capital models of internal migration often overemphasize the job and income motive for moving, and fail to explore where and when human capital motivated migration occurs.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor Regional Studies Association, UK (Early Career Grant), and Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse, Stockholm, Sweden (grant no. W2010-0112:1).
 
Date 2017-05-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Research Paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/677
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 14, No 2 (2017); 237-250
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/677/580
 

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