Show simple item record Hunt, Gary L. Mueller, Richard E. 2017-10-30T18:08:28Z 2017-10-30T18:08:28Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Hunt, G. L., & Mueller, R. E. (2004). North American migration: returns to skills, border effects, and mobility costs. Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(4), 988-1007. en_US
dc.description Sherpa Romeo yellow journal: 12 mo embargo on publ version en_US
dc.description.abstract Utilizing a utility-maximizing, Roy-type, discrete choice model of worker location in Canadian provinces and U.S. states that incorporates returns to skill, amenities, fixed costs, distance, language, and border effects, we find that individuals with higher skills migrate to areas with higher returns and that the 49th parallel attenuates migration. Simulations indicate that equalizing returns in the two countries has a modest effect on cross-country migration; however, reductions in border effects tend to have large nonlinear effects on it. Our results confirm the qualitative results of previous research emphasizing the importance of returns to skill and border effects in migration decisions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MIT Press en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.subject Migration decisions en_US
dc.subject Worker location en_US
dc.subject Border crossing en_US
dc.subject Mobility costs en_US
dc.subject Roy model en_US
dc.subject Skill level en_US
dc.subject Wage distribution en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Labor mobility--Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Labor mobility--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Effect of labor mobility on--Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Effect of labor mobility on--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Labor supply--Canada
dc.subject.lcsh Labor supply--United States
dc.title North American migration: returns to skill, border effects, and mobility costs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Maine en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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